About SINGER-SONGWRITER Dylan GARDNER
Musicians used to be all-in. Sure, there were perks like fame, fun, and fortune, but the main event was the creation of a song or performance so transformative and magical, that it changed the world a little. People practiced alone for years, toured and wrote and recorded to perfect their craft, all in the service of that spark.
The modern music business has pecked away at that model. Now, social media, producers, and newsworthiness count more than ever. Dylan Gardner wants to have it both ways. He is a 22 year old multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer, and performer who loves modern pop music (Billie Eilish, Troye Sivan, and Perfume Genius are currently in heavy rotation) but he’s obsessed with the studio craft and mastery of Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, and Prince. Born in Aurora, Illinois, Dylan Gardner began writing, performing, recording, and producing his own material at the age of 14. He's released two albums "Adventures in Real Time" and "Almost Real" which have racked up over 16 million plays in online streaming.
The summer of 2018 saw Dylan doing criss-crossing tour of the USA playing for fanatical supporters from San Diego to Boston. As soon as he got back to Los Angeles, he entered a new frenzied period of creativity, writing and recording a song almost every day. His new music is a huge leap forward from what you think you know about Dylan Gardner. 'Privacy', a song about the claustrophobic nature of today's online relationships, is the opening salvo. "You keep blowing my phone up like no one's home, I'd rather be alone, I just want my privacy" the singer quietly croons before the song becomes engulfed in a delay shimmered chorus explosion. This is what modern music made by an all-in modern musician can sound like