So when I listen to music I always crave for THE FEELING. I remember I had it the first time I discovered The Weeknd ‘s first mixtape, or when I heard A$AP Rocky’s Purple Swag.
Those are the best moments in music, when you hear something refreshing, something your ears haven’t picked up yet. And Gus Dapperton’s tracks create THE FEELING. Aside from his raw voice, he’s got the looks and the right pair of glasses.
Gus is a young talent from NYC and he is best known for his song I’m just snacking. He dropped the video for I’m Just Snacking on the sixteenth of may of this year. He teamed up with fellow New Yorker and director Matthew Dillon Cohen. The music video is almost a short film exploring the before and after of a relationship break up in Gus’ world. Matthew Dillon Cohen has previously worked and directed for GoldLink, Lil Yachty and Rejjie Snow.
The song describes two lost souls. They both share a complementary mindset when it comes to opulence, popularity, materialism, and love. Meaning that they don’t care much for wealth and image. The protagonist believes they can save each other if they grow together. The other lost figure insists that their love cannot be because they are only a lone, wandering, and tragic case. The protagonist insists that what they have is pure and it is the only path to endure. The song ends with an unclear future.
For more Gus, check out his new EP, Yellow and Such below: