dying in designer
PREMIERES NEW VIDEO
NEW ALBUM Nobody’s Happy.
OUT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th VIA HOPELESS RECORDS
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE
Watch the music video for “Wounds” below:
Chicago-based singer/rapper dying in designer has released another single from his forthcoming album, Nobody’s Happy. Fans can watch the brand new video “Wounds” exclusively on Alternative Press. Nobody’s Happy. is out this Friday, August 16th, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Fans can pre-order the album now here.
On the new single, dying in designer shares: “‘Wounds’ was the last song I made before turning the album in. I had a session with Erik Ron and we were just hanging out jamming songs off the album. After listening to my album, Erik said he wanted to do something a bit different from what I already had. We somehow got on the subject of R&B and how much we both love that genre. From that moment we knew we wanted to make an emo R&B song. Wounds is about my ex girlfriend calling me to tell me she’s found someone new. I was just starting to get over her and hearing that really set me back. Like you’ll hear in the song, some wounds will never heal.“
For Chicago-based singer/rapper, dying in designer,2018 was the hardest year of his life. Fully-consumed by a toxic relationship that ultimately led to immense pain, heartbreak, depression and suicidal thoughts, vocalist Bobby O’Brien, used every ounce of pain and sorrow to create music that pulled him back into the world. The result is a lyrically gut-wrenching, honest, raw portrait of emotion backed by catchy melodies, cathartic 808s and breakdowns.
dying in designer’s early influences came from bands like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, and Silverstein. He played in several emo and hardcore bands throughout high school. At the same time, dying in designer became fully-engulfed in rap and the Chicago drill scene (Chief Keef, Lil Durk). Throwing down cyphers in the high school cafeteria and writing his own bars, dying in designer cemented his unique style, blending pop punk, emo, rap, and trap to create a melodic sound that is all his own.
This unique blend of styles shines through in “Devil’s Callin’,”the melodic, uplifting single that hits hard with a false bravado. Feeling broken, and anxious, dying in designer uses these feelings of pain, anger, and sadness as fuel toward something therapeutic and cathartic. On the meaning behind the song, dying in designer explains, “The song is about saying you feel better about moving on from a past relationship, when in reality, you really don’t want to move on at all.”
On “Lately” – the first track to hit over a million streams, dying in designer laments, “This was my worst fucking year. I could drown in my own tears.” Stripping out all pretension and leaving raw vulnerability, dying in designer admits freely to dealing with suicidal thoughts. “Lately was written like a suicide note. I was in a very toxic relationship, which put me in an extremely dark place,” dying in designer shares. “I want to help people who feel the way I have felt. I want to be a role model to these broken kids around the world. I want these kids to know that it’s okay to feel down sometimes – emotions are real and will always be universal. I want my music to save lives.”
Nobody’s Happy., the new album from dying in designer, is set to be released this Friday, August 16, 2019. To pre-order, please visit: smarturl.it/NobodysHappy.
1. Pull It
4. Devil’s Callin’
5. Promises (Green Eyes)
6. Down N Out
8. Hopeless Romantic