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Cry Baby

Artist: Dreamer Boy
Label: slowplay/Caroline
Impact date: out now
ROTD featured date: Thursday 8 October 2020

We say

Dreamer Boy is the alias of songwriter Zachary Arthur Taylor, who’s currently residing in Nashville. As a kid he grew up listening to a host of inspiring musicians including James Taylor, Kanye West, the Beach Boys and the Beatles as well as gospel music. You don’t have to listen too closely to hear all of those cool influences seeping through on this deliciously trippy track which comes hot on the heels of his previous single from earlier this year, Know You. Premiered by Zane Lowe on Wednesday night on Beats 1, the lyrics here detail his feelings of love, friendship and courage that came as a cathartic release of emotion, all pouring out following a psychedelic experience. An album is due next spring. Meanwhile, style press around the world is watching him closely, not just musically but visually too. The video gives you a sense of where he's heading as an artist. If he's not already on your radar, you'll soon understand why he's a contender for 2021. Acoustic guitar lines, twisted electronic vocal tricks, and an insanely catchy/instantly appealing chorus hook elevate it all way above so many of his peers right now. Soak it in.


Label: Hannah Colson, slowplay/Caroline
Radio: Lydia Hoyle, Caroline International
Press: Livy Coare, Caroline International 
TV: Melissa Meadows, Caroline International 
Agent: Mike Malak, Paradigm Agency
Management: Clark

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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