Independent rapper/ producer Young Dos lives in Brisbane by way of New Zealand.
His style delivers raw and personal lyrics over instrumentals characterised by richly textured, synth sounds and gritty drum beats.
Young Dos' debut single ‘Jericho’ (released 12 January) delves into themes of isolation and finding escapism through music. It is the leading track from his upcoming EP ‘Dying Fire’, scheduled for release in March.
Ahead of of tomorrow's release, Young Dos has shared the accompanying video to 'Jericho' with scenestr to premiere today. You're welcome.
"'Jericho' was the first song I finished that I immediately knew would be on my EP and helped me realise a direction that I’d like to stare my music in," Young Dos says.
"I really love the introspection that artists like Drake and even another Brisbane artist I AM D can bring to the table and I tried to take on that influence.
"Lyrically I wanted to talk about feelings of isolation or detachment even among other people, and trying your best to overcome that.
"I feel like there’s a cycle of having those feelings of isolation, trying to overcome that through creative means, accomplishing that and the realisation that it may not have been for any great purpose. So I hope this songs hints at that or at least strikes a chord with some people."
The young rapper managed to harness mother nature when it came time to shoot the 'Jericho' video. "I shot the video with Chris Airey, who's a great friend and a great artist who does a lot of various multimedia work in Brisbane.
"We'd planned to shoot it on a Saturday night, but then late on Friday this thick, crazy fog set in. He called me and said: 'People pay tens of thousands of dollars for this kind of thing in special effects. Let's shoot tonight.'
"So that's how we achieved a little bit of an other-wordly [sic] look. Chris shot and designed the PlayStation throwback artwork for the single too."