Every once in a while, you hear something that slaps you. Something so unexpected and so refreshing that it makes you question everything around you, something so intense that you’re actually mad that you haven’t found out about it earlier. For me, that something is Dvsn.
Although there’s not much information about who or what Dvsn is, what we do know is that Toronto based producer Nineteen85 is involved and that it consists of a duo that is currently signed to Drake’s label ovo sound. After listening to Hallucinations and Too deep on repeat for the last few weeks, I learned that their debut album was set to drop a week early. After listening to the album, I can honestly say that it is perhaps one of the best r&b albums that has been put out in the last 10 years and I am not even exaggerating.
This album is so soulful, it has a mind of it’s own, and just like any r&b artist ready to come out, there are the looming comparisons to another Toronto native who goes by the name The Weeknd and although the comparisons might be justified, in this instance, there are still some differences between both acts. The Weeknd is more of a modern era singer as opposed to Dvsn who brings an element of old school to a sound that is surprisingly polished for a new artist. At the end of the day, we can safely say that Toronto is putting r&b back au goût du jour and that the genre is in pretty good hands with Dvsn leading the way.
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