“lends a rough edge to his wry hooks and uppity synths.” – PAPER Magazine
“Dapperton has reinvented his usual slacker-pop to accommodate his raw emotions…It’s a diverse collection to keep you on your toes.” – NME
“Orca’ remains inherently ‘Gus Dapperton’ with his signature growling vocals and effortless alt-pop grooves and indie licks showcasing an artist stepping up musically, while also finding strength in his vulnerability.” – DIY
“bounces through gritty, introspective lyrics on the 10-track project…joyous, poppy moments and booming bass lines” – SPIN
“a record of overcast, glowing pop-rock…Orca is a melancholic departure from Dapperton’s vibe-oriented earlier material; his raw voice is surrounded by full-bodied instrumentation that as much recalls Death Cab For Cutie as it does generational scions like Mac DeMarco and Porches.” – UPROXX
“Orca sees Gus Dapperton tackle strong themes of mental health struggles and finding acceptance in his most transparent and honest piece of work yet.” – The Line of Best Fit
“With a unique voice and idiosyncratic vision for his music, he has quickly become an influential force in music” – Rain Magazine
Last month Gus Dapperton released his sophomore album ‘Orca’, consisting of 10 songs written and produced by Dapperton with mixing by Spike Stent (Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Beyonce) and named by Uproxx as one of their most anticipated records.
He has now shared the video he directed for the album’s lead single First Aid, a track that tackles the internal pain a person can experience in isolation but also hints at appreciating the ones you love. The video, filmed at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, features Gus’s sister Amadelle who sings on the track and is framed as the subject as Gus sings “I would slit his wrists and reminisce it /if it wasn’t for my sis /she’s got heart the size of I-95 /I drive.”
Gus says of the video, “This video was definitely a passion project. From the inception of this idea it’s taken us about a year to finally finish it. I’m so thankful for the team that worked with us on this and so thankful we were able to accomplish this idea during COVID.”
The standout singles of ‘Orca’ are comprised of Medicine, a somber, yet powerful piano-led track, Post Humorous, the major pop melody with devastating lyrics, First Aid, a song centered around themes of perceived isolation, and the swagger-filled and bright Bluebird.
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