Today, 18-year-old superstar d4vd unveils his first release of 2024, a two-pack single titled “Withering” which features two brand new tracks – “Leave Her” and “2016.” Stream/download the songs HERE and watch the accompanying “Leave Her” visualizer HERE and “2016” visualizer HERE.

“Leave Her” is an upbeat yet wistful reflection on the glamorization of relationships. d4vd croons about being in love with someone who doesn’t feel as strongly over a guitar loop dripping with reverb and a rock-inspired drum beat.

Meanwhile, “2016” sees d4vd lean even further into his pop-rock sensibilities. The nostalgic track encapsulates the feeling of growing up and longing for simpler times as d4vd considers who he was eight years ago, singing over a powerful electric guitar hook: “I’m not the same kid I was in 2016.”

On “Leave Her,” d4vd shares, “[‘Leave Her’] is based on a friend’s relationship and how I saw it turn out. It touches on the imbalance of love in their relationship and how he loved her way more than she loved him, resulting in him ultimately leaving her. I’m excited to be sharing this song with the world because I feel like a lot of people are experiencing this in their relationships just because of how over glamorized relationships are made out to be nowadays, and how people think everything has to be perfect for it to work out.”

On “2016,” d4vd elaborates, “‘2016’ is a song that I wrote to take a little break from my subconsciously relationship driven songwriting habit. In my generation, 2016 is regarded in culture as one of the best years in the last decade because of the trends, technology, and overall vibe of that year. So I wanted to write something that reflected how grungy and gritty growing up feels – from the punk rock instrumentation, to the unique vocal approach that I took on the track. Something that felt nostalgic to the early 2000s but still felt new and fun.”

d4vd has currently embarked on an Australian leg of dates. This summer, d4vd will bring his electric live set to highly acclaimed festivals including Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, and Boston Calling, with additional tour dates to follow.

d4vd kicks off this new era following a monumental year that saw him soar to new heights. His career-defining single “Romantic Homicide” – which resonated with millions worldwide upon release last July and has amassed 1 billion streams across platforms – peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is part of d4vd’s debut Petals To Thorns EP which debuted at #1 on Billboard Heatseakers albums. He also performed the song on Jimmy Kimmy Live! marking his late night television debut – watch the performance HERE. d4vd also joined SZA on her SOS Tour and performed at some of the hottest festivals including ACL, Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, and more.

Just over a year ago, d4vd began making music on the app BandLab after multiple copyright strikes on his popular Fortnite YouTube channel. He has since released two successful EPs (Petals to Thorns & The Lost Petals), sold-out two headlining tours, and performed during the entirety of the Valentino Men’s SS24 Fashion Week show in Milan. His efforts were recognized as part of Billboard’s 21 under 21 and Variety’s Young Hollywood Impact Report lists, and he received a Streamy Award Nomination for “Here With Me” in the “Rolling Stone Sound of the Year” category.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Saturday, February 10: Laneway Festival – Melbourne, AU
Sunday, February 11: Laneway Festival – Perth, AU
Friday, May 24: Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA
Saturday, June 8: Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
Saturday, June 15: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN