Dempsey Bolton's new single "What About You" is a definite mood. Soulful, smooth vocals over a dynamic track filled with synths and a finger-snapping beat are the basis of what turns out to be an artfully abstract music video for the moody song. With visuals matching the auditory layers of the song "What About You" sets the tone for an electro-soul soundscape that creates a simple euphoria for listeners.
Prior to pouring his feelings about love and longing onto paper, Dempsey Bolton grew up with a passion for art in all forms. As a classical violinist at Suzuki Charter School, he began his love affair with music at the age of 5. After dabbling with writing, painting and learning saxophone, piano and guitar Dempsey enrolled in Honours in Astrophysics at the University of Alberta. After finishing his degree, instead of setting his sights on stars he started to take song writing more seriously and began producing demo tracks in his home studio. Listening to the likes of Jack Garratt, Frank Ocean, James Vickery and Jordan Bratton, Dempsey honed his sound and the found his voice in the ElectroSoul genre. After reaching out to several producers in Toronto, Vancouver and his hometown Edmonton, he found current collaborator Trey Mills through friend and fellow artist Shay Esposito. Currently, Dempsey is working with Trey on his debut album Monochrome which deals with themes of love and the media, delving deep into how tv and movies create unrealistic expectations for romantic relationships.
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