"When you hear my name / I want your heart to skip a little", Simeon Hammond Dallas yearns across her single, 'Make It Romantic'.
As assertive as the line may sound, the song is a much more tender and aspirational notion of love and desire; an unwavering wish for someone to be that in love with you they scream your name from the rooftops.
Sure, it's a little schmaltzy, but that's exactly what Dallas wants; pure, brazen love: "kiss me slowly like a movie".
That balance of assurance and longing connects the three songs Simeon Hammond Dallas performs as she joins us at The Betsey Trotwood pub in London for her Holler Live Session.
While the narratives of the songs may venture a little more into the wistful and imaginative, at their heart Dallas is bold and enchanting. Whether it's through the tumultuous burn of 'The Blues Is A Game' or the folksy consideration of what love truly is on 'A Hundred Lovers', Dallas injects her natural bubbliness into her songs, making them buoyant and adventurous.
Through the strength of her delivery and the poetic nature of her lyricism, Dallas is crafting music that's unfettered by genre; it's natural and endearing songwriting that's not afraid to be passionate. Performing 'Make It Romantic', 'The Blues Is A Game' and 'A Hundred Lovers', Simeon Hammond Dallas proves why she is one of the UK's most encompassing acts.