Chicago-based singer/rapper dying in designer has released another single from his forthcoming album, Nobody’s Happy.Nobody’s Happy. is out this Friday, August 16th, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Fans can pre-order the album now here.
On the new single, dying in designer shares: “’Wounds’ was the last song I made before turning the album in. I had a session with Erik Ron and we were just hanging out jamming songs off the album. After listening to my album, Erik said he wanted to do something a bit different from what I already had. We somehow got on the subject of R&B and how much we both love that genre. From that moment we knew we wanted to make an emo R&B song. Wounds is about my ex girlfriend calling me to tell me she’s found someone new. I was just starting to get over her and hearing that really set me back. Like you’ll hear in the song, some wounds will never heal.”
For Chicago-based singer/rapper, dying in designer, 2018 was the hardest year of his life. Consumed by a toxic relationship that led to immense pain, heartbreak, depression and suicidal thoughts, vocalist Bobby O’Brien, used every ounce of pain and sorrow to create music that pulled him back into the world. The result is a lyrically gut-wrenching, honest, raw portrait of emotion backed by catchy melodies, cathartic 808s and breakdowns.
dying in designer’s early influences came from bands like Blink 182 and Silverstein. He played in emo and hardcore bands throughout high school, at the same time becoming engulfed in rap and the Chicago drill scene. Throwing down cyphers in the high school cafeteria and writing his own bars, dying in designer blends pop punk, emo, rap, and trap to create a melodic sound that is all his own.
This unique style shines in “Devil’s Callin’,” the uplifting single that hits hard with a false bravado. dying in designer uses these feelings of being broken and anxious as fuel toward something therapeutic and cathartic. On the meaning behind the song, dying in designer explains, “The song is about saying you feel better about moving on from a past relationship, when in reality, you really don’t want to move on at all.”
On “Lately,” dying in designer laments, “This was my worst fucking year. I could drown in my own tears.” Stripping out pretension and leaving vulnerability, he admits to dealing with suicidal thoughts. He shares: “I want to be a role model to these broken kids around the world. I want these kids to know that it’s okay to feel down sometimes – emotions are real and will always be universal. I want my music to save lives.”