Interview Progress Report: Gus Dapperton

Fresh from a huge tour and with a brand new vid out today, New York’s Gus Dapperton tells us what he’s planning next.

New York’s Gus Dapperton has been having a stratospheric rise ever since his ‘I’m Just Snacking’ song shot him into the starlight. Blending R&B, indie and pop influences, with his signature standout vocals, colourful lyricism and arty production techniques, he released his first LP ‘Where Polly People Go to Read’ earlier this year following 2017’s debut EP ‘Yellow & Such’ and the February follow-up ‘You Think You’re A Comic!’.

The record explores Gus’ - real name Brendan Rice - experience falling out of love and subsequently finding it again. Releasing the video for ‘Coax & Botany’ today, the middle track of the album that marks the switch to falling back in love again, the new visuals were directed by his IRL muse and GF, artist Jess Farran.

Catching up with him a while back, we’ve got the inside scoop on what the genre-blurring artist is planning next.

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