D4VD ANNOUNCES THE LOST PETALS EP OUT SEPTEMBER 8TH
UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “NOTES FROM A WRIST” & ACCOMPANYING MUSIC VIDEO
SOLD-OUT SPOTIFY “POP RISING” SHOW SET FOR SEPTEMBER 6TH AT THE ROXY THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES
(“Notes From A Wrist” single artwork — download HERE)
“d4vd thrives on subverting expectations and rewriting the rulebook, one DIY hit at a time”
“part of the next generation of savvy superstars”
“primed to be one the biggest breakout acts this year”
“A very contemporary kind of budding star”
“Stardom sits beautifully on d4vd’s skin, as his melancholic ballads go from being recorded in his sister’s closet to being shouted back at him by a sea of fans.”
18 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, 18-year-old artist d4vd announces The Lost Petals EP out September 8 via Darkroom/Interscope/Universal Music Canada (presave HERE). He also unveils a new single “Notes From A Wrist” and its accompanying music video (listen HERE, watch HERE).
“Notes From A Wrist” continues to broaden multi-dimensional artist d4vd’s scope of influence. While much of his lyricism shares the same somber tenor, he deepens his sonic experimentation – this time with lofi R&B instrumental and rhythmic, percussive vocals. Directed by Erik Rojas, the music video shows d4vd’s life flash before his eyes as he has visions of a lost love.
“I wrote ‘Notes From A Wrist’ about a childhood friend that struggled with depression,” d4vd says of the inspiration behind the track. “It describes the pain experienced in an unstable home and something a lot of people in my generation experience and can relate to. The sonics are very stripped back, and the vocals almost sound like a looming voice in your head.”
The song follows his recently released debut EP, Petals To Thorns, a masterful nine-track project with breakthrough hits including RIAA Multi-Platinum “Romantic Homicide,” a grungy, guitar-driven breakup anthem, RIAA Platinum “Here With Me,” a slow-building beachy ballad, “This Is How It Feels,” a narrative track with Icelandic pop-singer Laufey, and more. Following the release of his debut EP, d4vd complements the project with a follow-up EP The Lost Petals. The new EP is a collection of five songs that fit in the world of Petals to Thorns EP and serve as a continuation of that project. These songs represent a similar time in d4vd's creative process that he wants to share with fans before moving into his next phase of music.
The Lost Petals EP Tracklist:
- Notes From A Wrist
- Hollow Prayers
- Poetic Vulgarity
- Once More
After his debut headline The Root of it All tour earlier this year, which sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale and first brought his music to life, d4vd embarked on a follow-up Petals To Thorns US & European summer tour. It also sold out entirely and took on larger venues, including three nights in New York at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Racket as well as two nights at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The tour kicked off in Manchester, UK on May 28th at Deaf Institute before making stops in major cities including London, Paris, Berlin, his hometown of Houston, San Francisco, Toronto, and Milan, where he also notably performed the same day during the entirety of Valentino’s Milan Fashion Week Show (read more via Vogue HERE).
d4vd will also play a special “Pop Rising” show presented by Spotify on September 6th at The Roxy Theatre. The show sold-out immediately. He’ll also perform during both weekends of Austin City Limits on Friday, October 6th and 13th and Corona Capital on November 19th. Learn more about d4vd’s upcoming tour dates HERE.
(d4vd press photo, credit: Nick Walker — download HERE)
For d4vd's full tour itinerary and updates, visit d4vd.io. More to come from d4vd in 2023.
d4vd, born David Burke, emerged as a visionary artist only one year after he began writing and recording heart-piercing tracks alone in his sister's closet in Houston, Texas. d4vd gained his now-eclectic taste in rap and indie music from internet wormholes and fan-made Fortnite videos on YouTube, which he also started creating as a homeschooled teenager. As an avid player who has amassed over fifty thousand subscribers on his gaming channel, he noticed that the songs in his game montages were getting copyright strikes, and his mother suggested that he should write his own original music as a solution. This motivated d4vd to start recording his own tracks after discovering an easy-to-use music-making app called BandLab. He’s released a smattering of singles touching everything from indie-alternative to pop to R&B, and the 18-year-old scored a breakout hit in summer 2022 with the RIAA Platinum certified melancholic indie rock song “Romantic Homicide.” Recorded entirely on an iPhone, the track reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and led to him signing to Darkroom/Interscope before d4vd even graduated high school. His slow-building beachy ballad, “Here With Me” followed suit, breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2023 and quickly becoming RIAA Gold Certified. Petals To Thorns, d4vd’s debut EP establishes him as a genre-defying newcomer. His intuitive command of lyricism stems from his years of scribbling raps and poems in his journal since childhood and his versatile interests shine in his music, drawing primarily from manga for his “real and grounded” narratives. The EP establishes d4vd as one of the best new emerging acts, corroborated by his recent Billboard 21 Under 21 honor. Following on the heels of his spring headline The Root of it All debut tour, which sold-out within 30 minutes of going on sale and a successful run of sold-out European tour dates, d4vd brought his Petals To Thorns tour to larger stages in the US than ever before. In the midst of his European run, d4vd also put on a show-stopping performance at the Valentino Men’s SS24 Fashion Week show in Milan.