18-year-old genre-defying artist d4vd releases new single ‘Sleep Well’
The track is a highlight off his highly anticipated, upcoming debut EP Petals to Thorns out May 26 via Darkroom/Interscope
Woozy instrumentals blend harmoniously with d4vd’s lovesick lyrics epitomizing romance with a teenage fervor. It marks a shift in sound from previous singles, offering stripped-down vocals that allow his falsetto range to shine. Directed by Chris Villa, the accompanying music video follows suit with a touching montage of d4vd and his love interest immersed in celestial, candle-lit backdrops.
Petals to Thorns EP, is primed to be a groundbreaking debut captivating listeners with its diverse range of genres, from R&B to indie rock and grunge. The nine-song project features his two chart-climbing singles, RIAA platinum “Romantic Homicide,” a grungy, guitar-driven breakup anthem, and RIAA gold “Here With Me,” a slow-building beachy ballad. The EP also includes his most recent releases, “Worthless,” and “Placebo Effect,” as well as new tracks showcasing d4vd’s innovative sound. The tracks range from fast-paced, reverb-drenched dream pop to slacker rock with elements of R&B and pop-punk in his vocals. After facing copyright strikes on his gaming YouTube channel, d4vd kickstarted his music career by recording songs inside his sister’s closet via the app BandLab. With gaming culture and anime as some of his biggest influences, d4vd’s sound is a true testament to the DIY spirit of today’s emerging artists.
His headline shows earlier this year as part of “The Root Of It All” tour sold out immediately. These new summer dates will revisit major cities including New York and Los Angeles, expanding to larger venues. Kicking off on May 28th at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, UK with stops across Europe, d4vd will return to the US with a hometown show at White Oak Music Hall in Houston on June 25th. Completely selling out several markets during the initial pre-sale, he has added new dates in New York City and Los Angeles.