This year, R&B has been ever so evolving taking new and creative forms. Amongst all the new artists such as Bryson Tiller and Kehlani, we have a new mysterious singer called DVSN. Through Instagram and Twitter, he was recently announced to be the latest signee under the OVO Sounds label, but the biggest question behind the singer is ‘who is he?’.
In an age where information is accessible within a touch of a finger. Nothing seems to be available on the artist, DVSN. Much of the singer’s past is being kept underwraps, which has been causing a stir amongst fans who have come across his material. The only information lies with longtime OVO-affiliated producer Nineteen95, who has behind tracks like, “Hotline Bling”, “Truffle Butter” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. The producer has been working with the singer after taken a special interest in his music and seems to be the only and closest connection to this mysterious R&B act.
The buzz all started during a Nineteen95 hosted session of OVO Sounds Radio [Episode 8], the producer decided to throw in two featured song – “The Line” and “With Me” from DVSN into the mix, which took fans by surprise. His vocals blend so well with enchanting production, that fan starts to compare his vocals and melodies to D’Angelo‘s ‘How Does It Feel’ – which is a pretty bold claim. In a short time, the two songs have currently garnered over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud and continue to grow exponentially. According to an article in Noisey, fans have speculated that mysterious vocalist is DVSN is none other than the producer, Nineteen95 himself – unfortunately, he’s denied it and claimed there is someone else behind the name – who he refuses to name.
Outside of his smooth yet empowering vocals, the lack of information and mystery surround DVSN has made him quite the internet buzz. As of today’s surprise announcement, his music has been listed under OVO Sound/Warner Bros on iTunes. You can take a listen to all four of his releases below.
Listen to the tracks below: