Dylan Fraser – ‘Losing Sleep’

Dylan Fraser’s ‘Losing Sleep’ sounds like something straight out of a coming-of-age film, in the most fulfilling and invigorating way possible.

Reminiscent of an early Troye Sivan, the 18-year-old Scottish singer soundtracks his own progression into adulthood, looking back on the simplicity of childhood with lyrics like: “I wish that I could go back to those days where I was losing teeth, instead of losing sleep.

This electropop tune initially appears to be carried by a simplistic alternating guitar pattern with dark electronic undertones, until a burst of grand production and synths graces the final two choruses. These energetic explosions are true high points of the song, in which Dylan’s vocals become even more poignant and sincere, allowing for a satisfying release of the raw emotion that has been building.

“Losing Sleep finds me reminiscing about being a child; missing being so carefree and having no stress or worries,” Dylan Fraser says. “Growing up can be confusing and the world isn’t this big amazing place that sometimes it’s made out to be – that was hard to wrap my head around.”

The singer shows off his vocal capabilities with unexpected falsetto pre-choruses and subtle harmonies in the bridge of ‘Losing Sleep’, proving that he’s got what it takes to go far. Dylan’s talent has not gone unnoticed, only releasing his first EP ‘The Storm’ in October, yet already receiving a whirlwind of attention, including endorsements from Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as a spot on the FIFA 21 soundtrack with debut single ‘Vipers’.

Despite sadness at the thought of growing up, Dylan Fraser has his whole life ahead of him, and it seems to be one destined for stardom.

Evie Barrett

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