The inner struggles of creative souls have always come through in their art, but only in recent years have they been able to be so open about it as the conversations surrounding mental health have risen and become more of a norm than in generations past. Today, artists like Paramore and HAIM have helped usher out the stigma of talking about mental health so openly, and artists like Dylan Dunlap are right there with them.
Dylan Dunlap’s latest, “Stupid Me,” is just one of a handful of songs from this Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter to explore the inner workings of his mind during a relationship in which a pair is slowly drifting in separate directions.
While the story of a relationship nearing an expiration date can be somber, this song was anything but for me. I think that has everything to do with the pairing of a beautiful intro and Dylan Dunlap’s voice. It is one of those vocals that you can listen to for hours on end without ever feeling like you have to switch to someone else. By the third or fourth listen I couldn’t help but think, this would be a sweet song for a crowd to sing along to live. Which to me is always the best type of song; a crown favorite. The relationship at the basis of “Stupid Me” may be heading towards the end, but the song overall is heading towards the top of many playlists.
Dylan Dunlap isn’t afraid to put his heart into his music, and it shows in both his lyricism and the emotive way he comes through vocally. Both of those put together and you can’t help but fall head over heels for every note that leaves his lips, including every second of “Stupid Me.” To fall for yourself, check out “Stupid Me,” out now on all major music and streaming platforms.
Written by Kendra Beltran