Chicago-based singer/rapper dying in designer has released a brand new single, “Promises (Green Eyes).” Fans can check out the song, which is a collaboration between dying in designer and fellow Chicago artist GOLDHOUSE, here.
For dying in designer, 2018 was the hardest year of his life. Consumed by a toxic relationship that led to immense pain, heartbreak, depression and suicidal thoughts, vocalist Bobby O’Brien, used every ounce of pain and sorrow to create music that pulled him back into the world. The result is a lyrically gut-wrenching, honest, raw portrait of emotion backed by catchy melodies, cathartic 808s and breakdowns.
About dying in designer:
Hailing from Chicago, dying in designer’s early influences came from bands like Blink 182, and Silverstein. He played in emo and hardcore bands throughout high school. At the same time becoming fully-engulfed in rap and the Chicago drill scene (Chief Keef, Lil Durk). dying in designer cemented his unique style hrowing down cyphers and writing his own bars. The result blends pop punk, emo, rap, and trap in a melodic sound all his own.
This blend of styles shines in “Devil’s Callin’,” the melodic, uplifting single with a hard-hitting false bravado. Feeling broken, and anxious, dying in designer uses these feelings as fuel toward something therapeutic and cathartic. On the meaning behind the song, dying in designer explains, “The song is about saying you feel better about moving on from a past relationship, when in reality, you really don’t want to move on at all.” Following that theme, “Gerard Way,” deals with missing someone after they are completely out of your life, wrestling with the good and bad moments, and ultimately admitting that “you’re not okay.”
On “Lately” – the first track to hit over a million streams, dying in designer laments, “This was my worst fucking year. I could drown in my own tears.” Stripping pretension and leaving raw vulnerability, dying in designer admits to dealing with suicidal thoughts. “Lately was written like a suicide note. I was in a very toxic relationship, which put me in an extremely dark place,” dying in designer shares. He adds: “I want to help people who feel the way I have felt. I want to be a role model to these broken kids around the world.“
He continues: “I want these kids to know that it’s okay to feel down sometimes – emotions are real and will always be universal. I want my music to save lives.”
Stayed tuned for new music from dying in designer.