De’Wayne announces debut album Stains, shares triumphant title-track
De’Wayne has shared the energetic and triumphant title-track from his upcoming debut album Stains.
The musician – who will be unveiling the highly-anticipated record on June 18 via Hopeless – has explained that both the album and this song in particular were “fuelled” by difficult experiences of trying to make it and be understood within the alternative and rock scene. “I got passed up on by several labels that didn’t understand me or where I could fit, which fuelled my whole album, but especially this song,” he says.
De’Wayne also adds: “Every song on this record is urgent because it has to be. I want to put out music that feels like you have to listen to it right now.”
In a 2020 interview with Kerrang!, De’Wayne enthused of why people should check his music out, “I think they need it. There’s a turn happening in alternative music and rock music right now that’s so beautiful and so fresh. It may not look the way people have always envisioned it, but trust me, they should listen. I think they probably prefer really good songs, and if they take a listen to what’s happening right now in this world of new wave, punk, whatever you want to call it, it’s a really good thing. I think they should definitely understand that there’s a big shift going on right now, and we’re a part of it. I hope they will be, too.”
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