DE’WAYNE JACKSON has released a new video “Watchin” featuring the talents of Producer/Engineer/Musician André Paxton.
The track comes from Jackson’s surreal and experimentalist debut EP, “Don’t Be Afraid” available for pre order now.
Jackson explains the visuals, “Instead of having people watch us, through our phones or computers I wanted to give an experience of watching yourself. There’s a battle between good and evil.”
De’Wayne Jackson spent his formative years in a small suburb outside of Houston, immersed in a city that was fast becoming known for its burgeoning hip-hop lean culture. “It’s a really good culture, but if you wasn’t doing that like, even now – you’re considered a bit of a weirdo if you were doing anything other than that,” remembers Jackson – now 21 years old and living in Los Angeles. The walls of the charismatic artist’s room are a wistful collage of eclectic artists from Kurt Cobain to Morrissey.
“Ever since I was younger, I always knew I was a bit of an outsider, but it never really scared me from making my own type of music,” he says. “I just kind of embraced it…”
We had a listen to Watchin:
Bruising beats and purple synths-sounds prompt the clear vocal to rid itself of those lazy-sinful dopamine chemicals. Yes, this is full of neurotransmitter darkness…
“Don’t Be Afraid” by De’Wayne Jackson is out May 26 2017