DAVE B RELEASES
DEBUT ALBUM PUNCH DRUNK
PREMIERES BRAND NEW
“CUSTOM” MUSIC VIDEO
October 30, 2015 – Today, Seattle neo-soul hip-hop artist Dave B releases his debut album Punch Drunk via independent Goodrich & Gold. The 9-track project is reflective of the 23-year old’s musical versatility as he raps, sings, writes and produces. With Punch Drunk, Dave B refreshingly blends together organic elements of jazz, funk, R&B and hip-hop over his honest conscious-driven lyrics and soulful melodies and harmonies.
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“This project is the soundtrack to me taking in what’s happening around me, what I might go through, and having an outlet for it,” explains Dave B. “That’s what ‘Punch‘ is, it’s not being afraid of your circumstance, not being a slave to what you can’t control… Just trusting yourself.”
The album title Punch Drunk is also a nod to his grind and staying motivated to continue making music. “I’m living the way I’m living,” Dave B says. “Living in my mom’s basement. Having n-ggas at the house making music. Catching the bus. I’m kinda beat up. But I’m still gonna get up. Still gonna be swinging. I’m punch drunk, but I’m going to prevail. I’m still believing in me.”
Partnering with Yahoo for the song premiere of “Custom,” Yahoo declares that Dave B is “one to watch on the hip-hop scene known for his introspective lyrics and palatable sound.” Directed by Warsame Warsame and produced by Goodrich & Gold, “Custom” takes Dave B on a ride with his new bike to clear his mind, enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
“I just want people to connect with the music, to share and pass along good energy, to have people listen and walk away with a good feeling,” says Dave B.
About Dave B:
Seattle MC Dave B is a multi-talented hip-hop artist who raps, sings, writes and produces. His depth and versatility is partially attributable to his vast musical inspirations: gospel icons Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin; hip-hop luminaries Andre 3000, Missy Elliott, and Kanye West; R&B songstresses Aaliyah and Erykah Badu; jazz legend Theolonious Monk; and rock god Jimi Hendrix.
Dave B began honing his musical skills in school, later joining the diverse Seattle music scene in 2011 earning nods for “Illetric,” “Boathouse,” “Do That” and “Honor Roll.” By 2013, he took first place in Seattle’s EMP Museum’s Sound Off! Beating out talented artists representing garage punk, indie rock and electro pop, Dave B established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Soon after, he left Columbia College Chicago where he studied audio production and musical theatre, so he could devote himself full time to pursuing his artistic dreams. This year, he released his breakthrough song “Leaves” produced by fellow Seattle native Jake One, where HotNewHipHop heralded Dave B as “one of the city’s most promising talents” with his “Chance The Rapper”-esque delivery, singing and rapping with ease and dropping thought-provoking bars.”
While Dave B’s modeling work has landed in campaigns for Vans and The North Face, he sees no boundaries and that’s the message he wants his music to convey to his listeners. “I want people to get a sense of Be yourself,” Dave B explains. “It’s hella shit going on in the world. The media, online, so many people telling you who to be. You shouldn’t have to try to be yourself. You should just be.”
Dave B – Punch Drunk: Track Listing
6) Cheap Sofa
7) Worth It
9) Dead End
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