Dorian – Proud [Review]

Dorian, the artist from Baltimore, keeps the momentum with another release, a professionally crafted love song titled Proud, which can be characterised by its feel good factor. Dorian is the kind of artist that writes music that can be defined as personal and honest. Lyrically, the artist admits emphatically that believes in love, resulting in an uplifting track with very positive vibes. The backing track has a very cool retro touch with 80’s infused, classic synth arpeggios. The instrumental is enriched with a refreshingly groovy beat which has a classic hip hop/rnb feeling, making it a perfect fit for your next, commercial, dj friendly mixtape. Dorian is not new to us. You can read more about the artist here.

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Dorian – Do Ya [Interview]

Tell us a few things about your new work. What is the main idea behind it?

This project is special to me because it signifies a special and turning point in my life. These songs are about me releasing some of the things I feel are still personally holding me back: whether it be hurt, fear, self-doubt; I wanted to tackle that with this project.

Your EP title, 33, signifies your age. What advice would you give to your younger self?

To love and believe in yourself. And to never lose sight of your dreams!

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

I love the idea of collaborating simply because it enhances the overall movement. More ears, more gifts, more creativity; more magic! I’m excited for some collabs I have in the works!

Favorite album of the past year?

I’m torn between Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” & Chris Brown’s “Breezy” —I’m wearing both of those albums out!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

I think the entire process of being an independent artist has been a challenge. I’m learning so much while constantly taking leaps of faith. It’s a scary yet rewarding process!

Your music has positive vibes. What is your biggest regret though?

Thank you! I try to make sure my music is uplifting; because I write with the intent to heal. I like to believe that things happen for a reason; but I do wish I stopped letting fear hold me back much sooner in life.

Future plans?

My new music video “Proud” from my album “The Arrival” is out now! “33” drops later this month; and I want my supporters to pick the next single from that EP. More content on my YouTube page coming so soon. And I just plan to be more visible overall over these next few months. And more performances!

Thank you!

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Dorian – Reign Love [Review]

Waiting for so long, please let me have that moment..
Dorian, the breakout Baltimore, Maryland artist returns with his new track titled Reign Love. The track is a first taste of the upcoming album release “The Arrival: Dream World Pt.2”. Dorian’s sound is characterised by his expressive vocal delivery which is enriched with professionally crafted back vocals. With this track the artist is showcasing his ability to produce contemporary music that is moving while at the same time has a feel good factor. The lyrics reflect the moments everyone experiences at some point of their lives, the times in which you are waiting for a change, from a small one to a big one that will change your life forever. The instrumental has an r&b sound while it incorporates some soul trap elements like the signature trap hi hats. The song comes with a video clip that captures perfectly the aura of the song, starring Dorian himself. Listen below!

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Dorian – Reign Love [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Authentic, Soulful, Inspired

‘Reign Love’ has a very nice chill vibe. What is the main idea behind it?

The idea behind the song is rooted in the concept of being prepared for a blessing to come into your life. It’s a very personal song for me and some of the lyrics touch on my own life journey, my dreams, and ambitious desire to prepare for the next levels of my life.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“You are becoming. Yes, you are transforming.” It’s such a direct and affirmative statement. I use that lyric as a personal mantra to remind myself that I’m on the right path.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

So many! On the male side I’d say: Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd. On the female side: Monica, Brandy, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child & Beyonce

What would you change in the music industry?

I would love to bring the authenticity back into the music. Where not only the hits and music were created organically, but also where each artists had their own unique sound and lane. It made music a lot more interesting and everlasting; so I’d definitely bring that back!

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

I actually imagine and hope that people are in all kinds of states of mind when listening to my music. Whether you are happy and in love, sad and lonely, bored and looking for entertainment, or a music lover looking for something fresh & new—I have a song for people to relate to and I hope they listen to it!

When was the last time you danced?

Just earlier today lol!

Thank you!

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