Get To Know: Gus Dapperton
You may have heard him on the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack, now you can get to know more.
22-year-old Gus Dapperton is an American singer/songwriter who is coming at you with a fresh and unadulterated new sound straight out of Warwick, NY.
Totally unique in both his music and his concept videos to match, the singer fuels his own inspiration, it seems. Unearthing parts of him and laying it out for us to see, his music feels tender and raw under his indie/pop lyricism.
Already making huge moves appearing on the ‘13 Reasons Why’ soundtrack with his song ‘Of Lacking Spectacle’, the singer is making it big on the music scene since his debut in 2016. Accumulating over 30 million streams alone on his songs ‘I’m Just Snacking’ and ‘Prune, You Talk Funny’, it’s clear that this singer isn’t going to be fading out of the spotlight anytime soon.
Garnering millions of views on his YouTube cinematic music videos, Dapperton proves he’s truly the real deal with his ability to do it all. With his catalogue of music already including two EP’s ‘You Think You’re A Comic!’ and ‘Yellow and Such’, his fan base is growing more and more as his career flourishes, just check his one hundred and thirteen thousand Instagram followers.
We sat down with him to get to know all about him ahead of his ‘Where Polly People Go To read’ UK and Europe tour this February and March, find it all here...
1) For those who don’t know about you and your music, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you’re from…
My name is Gus I’m 21 years old and I’m from Warwick, NY.
2) Describe your sound in three words…
Eye of beholder.
3) Who inspired you to start a career in music?
No one, I just liked making music and hated “careers”.
4) Who are your biggest musical influences?
Brian Wilson, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, MF Doom, J Dilla.
5) Tell us about the writing and recording process for your new single/album…
I usually hear a phrase or melody that sums up that moment in time, make a demo on the road or wherever I’m at, then record it in my bedroom.
6) What can we expect from your live shows?
High energy and love to everyone from each one of my bandmates.
7) What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
I like making music, playing music, and loving my loved ones. Every day I have the opportunity to enjoy music is the best day of my life. So today has been the biggest highlight.
8) Have you met anyone and been totally starstruck?
I usually introduce myself to people that I recognize but there were a couple times I didn't have the nerve to say hello. Two people I recall are Ben Stiller and Rosamund Pike.
9) What’s on your iPod/playlists that people wouldn’t expect?
While on tour we all listen to a lot of Turnover, and Blink-182.
10) When can we see you live?
All of February and March in Europe!
Gus' debut album 'Where Polly People Go To Read' is out April 19th.