DAWN’s new single, “Pricey My Mild,” is far more than your common heartbreak track.
“I feel many individuals shall be amused after they first hearken to this track as a result of it is totally different from the music I’ve launched previously. It is an acoustic track, and I targeted on my vocals quite than my efficiency. I put loads of effort into the lyrics, so I like to recommend everybody hear carefully to the lyrics,” the Ok-pop star tells PopCrush in regards to the track’s acoustic-driven sound and susceptible lyrics, that are a big departure from the intense, electrical vitality of his previous releases.
On the relatable, achingly bittersweet ballad, the trendy musician — who counts rapping, singing and dancing in his repertoire — recollects rising out of a relationship whereas concurrently having the ability to admire the highlights of the time spent with the opposite individual.
“I used to be comfortable sufficient to overlook myself / It’s okay if I lose every thing / So long as I can see you dazzling,” DAWN sings on “Pricey My Mild.”
DAWN’s actually is a part of the explanation why followers are drawn to the artist previously referred to as E’Daybreak, a Jack-of-all-trades on the planet of Ok-pop and style. DAWN started his profession with the boy group Pentagon in 2016 earlier than transitioning to solo work below “Gangnam Type” hit-maker Psy’s P Nation label in 2018. Now, he’s starting a brand new chapter with producer duo GroovyRoom’s AT AREA label as he carves out a solo area for himself within the trade.
Under, DAWN chats with PopCrush about “Pricey My Mild”’s hanging cowl artwork and music video, how his type and music intertwine, and extra.
How does it really feel to start out a brand new chapter in your profession? The place do you wish to go from right here?
It feels nice to lastly share this track with my followers. I wished to indicate authenticity and sincerity with this launch, and that naturally flowed into speaking about my private story. It got here very naturally as a result of it is what I’ve been going by, and with AT AREA I met an awesome group of artistic companions who actually perceive that. I wish to proceed creating music the place I can absolutely categorical myself.
How is “Pricey My Mild” totally different from the music you’ve created previously?
For my previous data, I created them with efficiency and dance in thoughts.
What was the inspiration for the “Pricey My Mild” cowl artwork?
I wished to precise the sensation of void. What it feels prefer to be in darkness, trying to find mild. The quilt artwork is defined additional within the official music video.
What was the most important distinction you felt whereas making this track, because it’s extra targeted on vocals and lyrics? Was it tougher, or did you discover any a part of the creation course of simpler than previous initiatives?
The method of discovering a option to ship my message by vocals was difficult as a result of it was one thing I discovered very lately after I got here to AT AREA. So that’s the largest distinction. After studying methods to categorical myself through the use of my voice, the track got here very naturally. I really feel freer than ever to talk about my thoughts and what goes on in my life. I imagine within the energy of sincerity in artwork.
What are you most excited for followers to see within the music video?
I attempted to convey a sense of change. I used loads of imagery to indicate what it’s like for an individual to be in despair and what it’s prefer to be in the hunt for hope, mild and alter. I’m excited to see if my followers can really feel the identical manner, too, by seeing the music video.
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How does it really feel to launch such a susceptible track?
I’ve at all times felt probably the most comfy by being trustworthy. So it feels superb to launch this. I hope this could empower others round me and my followers to imagine in themselves, too.
Had been there any artists or songs you like that gave you inspiration when making “Pricey My Mild?”
Not essentially a track, however my co-creators, like GroovyRoom, impressed me to make this and gave me the energy to ship my honesty and give attention to my voice.
What do you hope followers take away from the lyrics?
When scripting this track, I wished it to be a message for whoever goes by the same scenario as me. Whether or not it’s a companion, or one other individual of their life that may present that shiny mild, I simply wished it to be relatable.
How do you tie your style type and your music collectively? Or do you’re feeling like style and music are separate variations of your self?
I see type as one other manner of self-expression. Type and music are all other ways to talk, so I see these collectively in an even bigger scheme. I prefer to have enjoyable with my style type as properly, so it’s at all times an intriguing a part of my pursuit in artwork.
What sort of types are you into proper now in each the music and style worlds?
Music, it’s arduous to say as a result of I’m not essentially into any particular style. I’d say I’ve been targeted on the “message” probably the most. If there are totally different types of music most suited to ship a sure message, I’m very open to it. For style, I’m into mixing totally different types and crossing clear boundaries; lately, I matched a skirt with biker boots, and that was tremendous enjoyable.
What does being an artist imply to you?
It means to strive my finest to [incorporate] my message into a bit that many individuals can relate to, empathize, have enjoyable and, at instances, really feel empowered. I don’t ever take my followers and listeners without any consideration; as an artist, I really feel accountable to at all times strive one thing new.
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