Today’s artist doesn’t just release random singles, he releases an album almost every year since he started his musical journey. Dorian is an R&B/soul artist who has a remarkable presence on social media platforms and a strong, loyal fan base. The artist’s musical style is like Neyo, Michael Jackson, Monica, Usher, Chris Brown, and The Weeknd. He just released his latest album ‘The Arrival: Dream World pt2’ a 7-track album with lots of interesting elements and great music. let’s find out how he was able to achieve so much in such a short and challenging time.
Why is the album called “Dream world pt2”? is it an extension to your previous album? What do they have in common?
Dream World Part 1 is a project I created as a Sonic escape, and I kind of wanted to evolve that feeling and continue with that theme. They are similar in that both Parts 1 & 2 were very experimental sonically. I didn’t want to limit myself to a particular sound or genre.
Do you produce your music? or do you have a producer?
I work with an engineer and producers I find online—but I would LOVE to learn to produce one day!
Can you walk us through your creative process? Do you come up with the beats, melodies, and lyrics? Or do you have a team/band?
I love songwriting, so I am always coming up with melodies and hearing them in my head. I then take my personal life and experiences and tie them into the lyrics of my songs. I am proud to be able to say every lyric or sung melody is my own!
How do you get inspired? How do you come up with ideas and context for your music?
My personal life and journey are what inspire my songwriting and music overall. I have always loved music, but it wasn’t until I tied my gift of songwriting with the things in my heart that I really understood the kind of artist I wanted to be. I want to be authentic, unique, and passionate with my music—& what better way than to pour my own personal life into my music. I tell my testimonies with the hopes that it would touch someone and maybe even inspire them.
Can you tell us more about the award you just received as “Artist of the year 2022” by EnjoyTheMic?
That was such a wonderful surprise and awesome experience! En (Joy) The Mic is a DMV area-based community of artists, poets, and dreamers! Joy (the founder) , hosts open mic nights where local talents are able to create some awesome experiences. They just recently had their 1st Annual Awards Show. Being recognized and voted for “Artist of The Year” was such an honor and also a humbling experience. I’m just grateful for the support!
Do you have any live performances or a tour coming up?
I am going to be performing more very soon and you will be able to find out where to see me live on my social media accounts: