Variety Magazine “One To Watch”

Further press support: Clash Magazine, Complex, Nylon, Evening Standard, The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Hypebeast

Elton John co-signed, London-born Nigerian artist, actor, and versatile creative, David Arlo, sets the music scene ablaze with the release of his highly anticipated single and accompanying music video titled “Speeding” via Arista Records. Renowned for his emotionally charged compositions, Arlo reaffirms his exceptional talent and artistic evolution in this new offering.

Speeding invites listeners on an exhilarating sonic voyage, skillfully intertwining contemporary electro-pop and soul elements to forge a distinctive and indelible sound. The track’s centre-piece takes shape around a striking piano that establishes the mood with its stark notes resonating throughout.. Demonstrating his remarkable vocal range, Arlo effortlessly navigates from tranquil verses to majestic choruses, captivating audiences with his melodic prowess. Delving into introspective and vulnerable lyrical territory, Arlo delves into profound themes of self-worth and personal growth, examining the importance of distancing oneself from spaces that fail to appreciate or value individuality. His heartfelt delivery imbues the song with a raw emotional intensity, making it a poignant and relatable experience for listeners.

Surrounded by an enviable team of creatives, just as passionate about his music as he is, Arlo has been joined in the studio by renowned talents Malay (co-wrote Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ + ‘Blonde’), Marcus Semaj (co-wrote GIVEON’s debut album), and Boots (produced Beyoncé’s self-titled album Beyoncé), to create his new sound and forthcoming body of work

Since his emergence on the music scene, David Arlo has garnered international praise and support from esteemed publications such as Variety and Nylon who both confidently hailed him as “an artist to watch”. Additionally, the Evening Standard, High Snobiety, The Line of Best Fit, Independent, Complex, Wonderland Magazine, Clash Magazine, Notion and BBC Radio 1 have all offered their UK commendations.

Represented by CAA on a global scale, Arlo recently announced an exciting venture into the world of television. He will be creating and starring in a Music Industry drama series, co-produced by Lionsgate and Eleven, the production company behind Netflix’s hit show Sex Education.This foray into TV marks a significant milestone for the multi-talented artist, showcasing his versatility and passion for storytelling – both musically and cinematically.

With collaborations alongside music icons and a forthcoming TV project, David Arlo continues to establish himself as a formidable force in the creative world. Fans and industry insiders alike eagerly anticipate the unveiling of his new music and the premiere of his groundbreaking television series.


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