De’Wayne drops charismatic new single and video, Walking To Work
The musician explains that the concept of the song is quite literally reflected in the title, stating, “I used to walk to and from work four miles each way and dream about getting the chance to have people hear my music. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about that.” Walking To Work also comes accompanied by a charming black-and-white video that was filmed in one take – and shows just what an effortless entertainer De’Wayne is.
Speaking to Kerrang! in March about his approach to being a truly authentic and genre-blending artist, De’Wayne reflected, “I feel like for me, it started early on in Houston – I just came out being a little to the left or right of what everyone was doing, and that was even before music. I was always trying to figure out what worked for me. I realised that I was going to have to come to LA to make something of myself, and I don’t mean to say that to sound cliché, but I knew that at, like, 17.
“So then when I did that, I wasn’t trying to be different from anyone; I was just being myself, and that was it. I grew up with church music, and with soul music, and with hip-hop, and then for the past five years I went to the school of songwriting, and learning songs that nobody else showed me – I just went and studied them. And now this is what’s coming out, and if people like it that’s fucking cool, but I’m just myself.”
Watch Walking To Work below: