Get Lost in the Sensual Haze of dvsn's 'Sept. 5th'
OVO Sound has found a winning formula – keep your artists anonymous, talented, and with a familiar Drake-ish sound. Dvsn, whose identity was unknown until SXSW where we learned it was a producer-singer duo made up of Nineteen85 and Daniel Daley, has capitalized on this formula after popping up on OVO Sound's Apple Beats Radio show with "With Me" and building a fan base and momentum with little else besides a division symbol as their image. Their debut album Sept. 5th which was due out today but was released early on Apple Music, continues on the wavelength of "With Me" mashing the current trends of R&B with the classic vibes of 90s R&B.
Dvsn undoubtedly sounds close to many of the artists on OVO, a subdued yet slightly "trap-ish" vibe that borrows on the Trap Soul movement of Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, and fellow OVO artist, PartyNextDoor. Though one can't deny Daley's amazing voice that goes from a comfortable resting voice to a fluttering falsetto and of course the quiet yet intoxicating beats of Nineteen85 the album can feel one-note with each song bleeding into the next. Where one may see this as cohesive, the similar lyrical content on almost every song with the similar instrumental build-ups from one track to the next can make the 10-track album feel longer than it actually is. Sept. 5th is clearly for the demographic that's already invested in OVO and for those who miss the chilled out aesthetics of Aaliyah and others from the 1990s. And the album is perfect for a night with a special someone, when you're in a "haze," or when you just need to relax and sing along with an incredible voice.
Purchase Sept. 5th HERE and get familiar with OVO's newest stars.