Scottish rising artist Dylan Fraser gives us a little taste of his upcoming new EP, ‘The World Isn’t Big When You Know How It Works’, with a new single ‘Nightmare’
The new single ‘Nightmare’ is a further glimpse into Dylan’s artistry and second body of work, with the official video – directed by Joseph Delaney (Ashnikko) – serving us with a symbolic interpretation of feeling trapped, be that in your own thoughts or within society, as he details “I’m in a nightmare but I didn’t fall asleep”.
Dylan Fraser has teamed up with his close collaborator Jonah Summerfield for the video, alongside Johan Lenox (Kanye West, Travis Scott) for string arrangements on ‘Mantelpiece’ and Dave Hamelin (070 Shake) for production on ‘Supersonic’.
Dylan says: “The new EP finds me destructing experiences in my life, be that relationships, anxiety or the weight of the world. Nobody prepares you for growing up; you have to figure it out as you go, and these seven tracks are a representation of my life in real time, doing just that.”
next month, Bathgate-born Dylan Fraser will be teaming up with this year’s masters students from the Edinburgh School of Arts, who’ll each be interpreting the track to produce unique artworks – these will be virtually exhibited via his official website in July.
Following the release of his debut EP ‘The Storm’ last October, the 19-year-old quickly became a talking point amongst music royalty such as Sir Elton John and Sam Smith, as well as radio vanguards: Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, and Zane Lowe. The EP – now surpassing six million streams – launched with his feverish debut ‘Vipers’, which later earned a sync on the FIFA 21 Soundtrack.