J-14 is scouting out the hottest music around... and this week's pick is Dylan Hyde!
Here are five things you need to know about Dylan Hyde who's currently working on his debut album. His single "Love Is" is out now!
Upcoming pop singer and musician Dylan Hyde has always been a huge fan of music. "I grew up in a musical family. We love karaoke and just enjoy great music," Dylan tells J-14. "I was also inspired by other artists, especially by Billy Joel. He's the
reason I learned to play the piano and love slow songs."
The best way Dylan describes himself is as a 'pop neo-crooner'. "I realize that I'm
not the crooner sound that people are use to but I'm not the pop sound being produced today either. So I like to think that I'm a new generation of crooners bringing a new pop sound that my fans across the world are going to love," he tells J-14.
Dylan is currently in the studio working on his debut album that is set for release early next year. "The album is filled with soul and pop influences. My producer Shawn Campbell describes it as an album for everyone to enjoy. There's something for everyone, early Michael Jackson influences, some John Legend, and even 60's and 90's influences," he tells J-14. "It's musically forward in a lot of ways. It's about love and heartbreak. It's music you want to sing at the top of your lungs!"
Dylan is inspired by a variety of artists including Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Jonas Brothers, and even Justin Bieber. "I would love to collaborate with Nick Jonas or John Legend. That would be so dap! In my head, Nick Jonas and I are best friends and we are on a bowling league together," Dylan tells J-14.
His current single is a track called "Love Is" which you can check out below! "When I first heard the song, I really liked it, and when I had the chance to release it as my single, I was really excited because I connected with the lyrics," Dylan tells J-14. "I think we use the word love so casually today and have forgotten the true meaning behind the word. 'Love's a reason, love's a cure, it save so many lives so don't be unsure.' I just LOVE that line."
Check out Dylan Hyde's music video for "Love Is" below and let us know what you think!
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