Dylan Fraser Drops New Track “Only a Fool” Featuring Samya and He Shares second EP ‘THE WORLD ISN’T BIG WHEN YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS’
After releasing a number of EP tracks over the course of the summer – today’s focus track, “Only A Fool,” arrives with a feature from singer-songwriter Samia and takes shape as a haunting, pared-back ballad that builds from gentle piano and strings to bruising harmonies and melancholic beats.
Fraser shares: “I wanted to make a ballad. I feel like everyone has to have one, but I wanted it to feel really beautiful but very dark and twisted at the same time. I was watching this random cheesy horror movie on TV and it had that super cliche scene where the girl in the white dress runs across the road in the car headlights. I remember just singing ‘driving in the dark just waiting for the girl in the white night gown to cross the road’ and thinking it would make a weird, twisted love song.”
The genre-abandoning young artist channels brooding soundscapes, industrial electronics, and euphoric guitar across The World Isn’t Big When You Know How It Works.
The EP finds Fraser team-up with his close collaborator Jonah Summerfield for production duties alongside Johan Lenox (Kanye West, Travis Scott) for string arrangements on ‘Mantelpiece’ and Dave Hamelin (070 Shake) for co-production on ‘Supersonic’.
Fraser declares about the EP: “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.”
Following the release of his debut EP ‘The Storm’ last October, the 20-year-old Apple ‘Up Next’ artist quickly became a talking point amongst music royalty such as Sir Elton John and Sam Smith, and made waves amongst radio vanguards: Annie Mac, Jack Saunders and Zane Lowe. The Storm EP – now surpassing seven million streams – launched with his feverish debut “Vipers,” which later earned a sync on the FIFA 21 Soundtrack.