For a few years, Dalton has been relatively insulated in the small river town of Stillwater to escape the pitfalls of a late-night lifestyle in Minneapolis where insomnia was taking their toll.
So, inside the cocoon of a 140 year-old house in Stillwater, MN, Dalton's focus turned away from expectations and ambitions and towards introspection and development. There, the Black Water songs were written in the spirit of her final years in an extended adolescence marked with brooding existential questioning, the fallout of failed relationships, and diligent soul searching via connecting to nature.
2013 seemed to foreshadow the swiftness of changes to come as she toured the country and played more shows than ever before. Then 2014 rushed her out of serene stagnation and into the brink of motherhood. With a baby girl on the way and due at the end of September, Dalton moved back into the city and dedicated herself to completing the Black Water project - a project that brings closure to the unripe era she leaves behind.