Imagine you're a young musician. You love what you do; everything from playing an instrument to creating a beautiful song. But, how do you get discovered? Devin Dawson pondered that very question not all that long ago. The beauty of this day and age is, maybe it isn't as difficult to get noticed with technology at our finger tips OR maybe it makes it even more difficult to have to sift through all the potential American Idol rejects?
But, as he tells it, he and a friend had put up a video they did on YouTube. They didn't necessarily expect much, in fact it started as almost a fluke. He had met a girl in college who had a little bit of a following. They jammed a little and did a cool cover of Taylor Swifts "Blank Space." Then, like a group of talented friends does, they worked together and created a video for the song. And wallah! There it was, this video creation.
"DSIDLY" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/qpN29?ls=1 "NEW NORMAL" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/299-8?ls=1 "LET YOU LOVE ME" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/VwN_7?ls=1 "GOODBYE/BELIEVE" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/sJOM7?ls=1 "BLANK SPACE/STYLE" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/khqI5?ls=1 BE A PART OF MY NEW EP HERE: http://smarturl.it/PledgeLouisaYT My friend Devin + I linked up again to do a little TaySway mash-up for ya'll!
Well, you just sort of wait to see if it gets any traction.
Not only did it get traction but it got noticed by Swift herself! She didn't just "like" it - she shared it and EVERYWHERE! Next thing you know, Dawson would go to check his email and hit refresh and have 150 new emails.
Things didn't exactly happen immediately following the covers success, but soon after, in 2015 he released "All On Me." From the beginning he knew that would be his first single and by 2017 - it was! Now it's reached the Top 10 and his debut album is officially out for your ears!
Congrats to Devin on his continued success!