“primed to be one the biggest breakout acts this year”  Hypebeast

“Here is a very contemporary kind of budding star.  d4vd has already cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Alternative/Rock charts — though that probably undersells how famous he is.”  The FADER

“d4vd is writing a new kind of love story”  Highsnobiety

“Don’t let his age fool you. The musician is mature beyond his years (both in the personal and artistic sense). He has a unique ability to make the most inexpressible emotions palpable.” VMan

“loads of star power…melds genres to fit his vision, with a bit of emo, Y2K retro-rock, and classic soul. Let’s keep a close eye on d4vd.”  Stereogum

“The sounds he creates – often worlds apart from each other – are an exercise in dramatics, a kind of stagecraft where his imagination dictates the weather, the narrative and emotion of it all. You can hardly believe, at times, that the songs you’re hearing are the work of the same person, so chameleon-like is his ability to blend into the scenery of style.”  The Line Of Best Fit

“crafts emotive indie-leaning gems, breaking through to the mainstream”  DIY Magazine

18 year-old genre-bending artist d4vd unveils new track Don’t Forget About Me,” the latest and last offering from his upcoming EP before its release. d4vd’s upcoming Petals To Thorns EP is out May 26th via Darkroom/Interscope/Universal Music Canada pre-save HERE.

Wounded and pleading, “Don’t Forget About Me” describes in brutal detail the end of a relationship. “I don’t wanna keep crying on your shoulder,” d4vd sings, obsessing over where things went wrong and asking to be remembered—since fading out of memory is too painful. Strings and multi-tracked vocals enrich the otherwise skeletal production, making for a song that’s so vulnerable it’s almost tough to listen to.

The track marks the last preview of d4vd’s soon-to-be-released debut EP Petals To Thorns, an introduction and journey into his identity as an artist that’s unable to be boxed into a specific genre. See the previously announced full- tracklist below.


1. Sleep Well
2. Here With Me
3. This Is How It Feels (feat. Laufey)
4. Don’t Forget About Me
6. Backstreet Girl
7. You and I
8.Romantic Homicide
9. The Bridge

Petals To Thorns EP artwork 

d4vd prepares to embark on a run of summer tour dates in celebration of the upcoming project. His debut run of headline shows earlier this year as part of “The Root Of It All” tour sold out immediately. These new summer dates will revisit major cities including New York and Los Angeles and his hometown Houston, expanding to larger venues. See below for full tour routing.


​​Sunday, May 28 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Tuesday, May 30 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Friday, June 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Tollhuisten
Saturday, June 3 – Paris, France – We Love Green Festival
Tuesday, June 6 – Berlin, Germany – Privatclub
Thursday, June 8 – Cologne, Germany – Helios 37
Friday, June 9 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany – MELT Festival
Sunday, June 11 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen Klubb
Tuesday, June 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Wednesday, June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Rust
Friday, June 16 – Milan, Italy – Unaltro Festival (Concert Series)
Sunday, June 18 – Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks Festival
Sunday, June 25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Tuesday, June 27 – Dallas, TX – The Echo
Thursday, June 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
Saturday, July 1 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
Wednesday, July 5 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Friday, July 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Saturday, July 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Monday, July 10 – New York, NY – Racket
Tuesday, July 11 – New York, NY – Racket
Sunday, July 16 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Tuesday, July 18 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Friday, July 21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Saturday, July 22 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Sunday, July 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Tuesday, July 25 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Saturday, July 29 – Naeba, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
Thursday, August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Friday, August 11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

d4vd emerged as a visionary artist only one year after he began writing and recording heart-piercing tracks alone in his sister’s closet in Houston, Texas. d4vd gained his now-eclectic taste in rap and indie music from internet wormholes and fan-made Fortnite videos on YouTube, which he also started creating as a homeschooled teenager.

As an avid player who has amassed over fifty thousand subscribers on his gaming channel, he noticed that the songs in his game montages were getting copyright strikes, and his mother suggested that he should write his own original music as a solution. This motivated d4vd to start recording his own tracks after discovering an easy-to-use music-making app called BandLab.

He’s released a smattering of singles touching everything from indie-alternative to pop to R&B, and the 18-year-old, born David Burke, scored a breakout hit in summer 2022 with the melancholic indie rock song “Romantic Homicide,” whose brutally honest lyrics about heartbreak and resentment have connected with hundreds of thousands of listeners.

His slow-building beachy ballad, “Here With Me” also climbed the charts, establishing d4vd as a genre-defying newcomer. d4vd’s intuitive command of lyricism stems from his years of scribbling raps and poems in his journal since childhood and his versatile interests shine in his music, drawing primarily from manga for his “real and grounded” narratives.

Romantic Homicide,” a song recorded entirely on an iPhone, reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and led to d4vd signing to Darkroom/Interscope before d4vd even graduated high school. “Here With Me” followed suit, breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2023. His debut headline spring tour ‘The Root of it All’ sold-out within 30 minutes of going on sale. He continues his rise with recent singles “Worthless” and “Sleep Well.”


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