Gus Dapperton has reunited with his bandmates to perform his newest single “Post Humorous” live. The musician and his friends found a way to safely bring the bittersweet song to life, filling the room with music that cleverly juxtaposes a major key pop melody against devastating lyrics about experiencing death in childhood. The single is off Dapperton’s recently announced second album, Orca, out this September 18th via AWAL. The 10 song LP was written and produced by Dapperton, with Spike Stent (Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Beyonce) mixing the album.
“Post Humerous” follows previous single “First Aid,” a song centered around themes of perceived isolation.The new album explores human pain and suffering, but also healing and redemption. Dapperton began writing Orca while on tour in 2018, exhilarated by performing for fans and first-time listeners in countries he’d never visited before, but feeling the stresses of the road as well. “I was unbalanced,” he recalls. “My lifestyle and habits had gotten extreme. I wasn’t getting eight hours of sleep a night, I was drinking and doing drugs often. Wasn’t eating healthy. And on top of it, I was performing. A show can be the most inspirational, emotional high; but if something goes wrong it can be devastating.”
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