Gus Dapperton Mesmerizes With ''Moodna, Once With Grace''
Every now and again an emerging artist presents a creative sensibility of such idiosyncratically compelling intrigue and intuitively poised self-possession that the result is nothing short of magical. Conjuring just such an aura with the wondrous charm of his mesmerizing amalgam of alt/indie brushed, hip-hop infused electronica, New York-based Gus Dapperton radiates the accomplished self-assurance of someone who is living the truth of articulating a fully realized artistic vision. Delivering the thoughtful eloquence of his artfully vivid lyricism through the dreamy musing of a tenderly soulful vocal tone, Dapperton seduces with the introspective melancholy and intimate yearnings that animate his spell-binding songs.
Having cultivated a burgeoning following on Soundcloud with the reflectively chiming guitar, muted percussion and synth-accented ebb, flow and swell of the mellow, emotive meanderings of tracks like 'If The Sky Was Vivid' and his collaboration with Beshken, 'Faceless', Dapperton is back with fresh, stylish visuals for, 'Moodna, Once With Grace'. With the video marking the course of a now estranged relationship through a series of dated visual vignettes as his poignant guitar broods and melancholic synths cast their morose aural pall, Dapperton's haunted vocal unfurls with languid sorrow as he gives further notice of the genuinely arresting power of his potently unique musical vision.