Via High Snobiety : Gus Dapperton’s Post-Pop Captures His Dreamy Internal World.
In this Ones to Watch feature, we catch up with Gus Dapperton, a 21 year-old post-pop maestro from upstate New York who has captured the hearts of thousands across the globe with his dreamy soundscapes capturing his expansive internal world.
It wasn’t long ago that our pop idols were singing and dancing to the beat of the same drum. Wildly famous, these teenage men – the likes of Bieber, One Direction, and the Jonas Brothers in their heyday – were the people young music fans spent hundreds of dollars to see play in cavernous arenas, driven by an aspiration to, one day, be influential and famous like them.
But aspiration looks different in 2019, and the same demographic of young people who once stanned impossibly beautiful heartthrobs are now looking to the internet to fawn over musicians who look, sound, and act much more like them. Enter Gus Dapperton: a young guy from upstate New York whose humble beginnings making psychedelic, lovelorn pop songs out of his bedroom have transformed him into one of the most talked about names in music today.
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