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For All the Time I Fell on My Face – [Damien Styles]

Damien Styles is an artist who I never expected to hear about, but from the moment I was put onto his very first single up until now, he has blown me away with every single song he has put out. In my earlier days of listening to him, I had comparison him to Lil Peep because their voices and vibes seemed slightly similar, but after getting even more familiar with the rising star, I realized just how different and individualistic he truly is. In almost every track I’ve heard from him, he has the epic sound that seems to fill a room whether you’re listening at a massive function or alone in your room. I’m not sure if this is because of the strong vocal layers he often uses, the grand production that he always kills, or simply his captivating and powerful personality, but either way, he is simply someone you can’t sleep on any longer. I have been believing this fact for months and months now, but I don’t think that statement has been more true than it is now that his debut project For All the Times I Fell on My Face is out. There is not a …

Sweet Dreams, Darling – [Damien Styles]

With the fact that I’m always on the hunt for promising up-and-coming acts, I try my best to tune into as many artists as I can, especially the ones that my friends send me. Some might be better than others, but either way, I can often see the promise in one’s music and their skills, so I always have to remind myself that this is just the beginning for most of them, and their talents are only going to grow if they surround themselves with the right people who know how to take them from a regular musician to an all-out superstar. One person I was put onto a few months back goes by the name of Damien Styles, and while I’ve written about him in the past, I just simply can’t get enough. At first, I was captivated by his music because he almost had a vibe similar to Lil Peep, Lil Tracy, or some of the other punk/emo-inspired musicians that have graced a microphone, but there was something different about him that I couldn’t quite pinpoint. After doing some thinking, I feel like the main differentiator is his demeanor, because even if he gets into dark, depressing topics …

Generation Nothing – [Damien Styles]

Damien Styles is an artist who is relatively new to my radar, but he’s a talent that I feel has unlimited potential which is definitely an exciting spectacle. Ever since I was put onto him a few months back, he signed with 10K Projects, making him another incredible addition to their roster that seemingly continues to get stronger and stronger by the day. Since he has drawn comparisons to Lil Peep, he is right up my alley considering Peep is still one of my favorite artists to this day, and even though Damien has some very individualistic qualities that differentiate him from the late, great star, I think this comparison is something that will get Peep fans excited for the future of Damien’s career. Most recently, he decided to release a brand-new record entitled “Generation nothing” as well as an amazing music video that was directed by both himself and Thaddeus Swift, making it a one-two punch that you simply can’t miss out on. In the song, Damien combines his angsty, passionate delivery with a very hard-hitting, ambient instrumental that comes together for a record that you’re going to want to listen to on repeat for the foreseeable future. In …

American Paranoid Freak – [Damien Styles]

I usually try and keep up with the most recent releases instead of going back a few months and seeing what I missed, but when the homie put me onto a new artist I was unfamiliar with named Damien Styles, I had to listen up. The song that I was introduced to is called “American Paranoid Freak”, and although it might’ve been out for a bit of time at this point, it was a record that I heard and just had to share despite the timing. Opening with what seems to be a very energetic, fast-paced instrumental with quick synths, guitars, and the makings for an incredible record, things take a turn early into the production. When the beat drops with heavy 808s and piercing claps, the tempo changes to a much slower yet more epic-sounding, grand scale feel that Damien’s voice fits impeccably well on. Beginning with the hook, Damien’s voice just echoes out unbelievably well as he belts his lines, leaving us with a chorus that lingers on your mind long after the song finishes. There is this dejected passion within his words that is extremely reminiscent of Lil Peep’s legendary sound, yet Damien puts his own spin …

Go Home – [Highway]

Seattle artist Highway has appeared on Lyrical Lemonade a few different times now, rapidly building out his catalog with a variety of different sounds and styles. From “Cash Shit” to “On My Mind,” it feels like a new Highway song is getting stuck in my head by the week, most recently occurring with “Go Home” upon the release of the song’s visual companion a few weeks back. In my opinion, “Go Home” is one of Highway’s most impressive songwriting efforts to date, commanding the slower pace of the song with a thoughtful supply of quotable lines – the most impressive of which land in the hook, which has been stuck in my head all week long. Meanwhile, in a vocal sense, Highway’s deliveries build themselves into the production, creating a sense of sonic cohesivity that allows “Go Home” to stick out, understated as it may seem upon first listen. It’s an addicting song, and one that only benefits from the colorful haze of the music video – complete with read-by-line lyrics that emphasize the strength in Highway’s pen. As time has gone on, Highway’s last project – The Way – has aged incredibly well, largely thanks to the time and care spent …