‘Changes’ is the beguiling debut single from the talented new artist Dylan Williams
Shot through with melancholy, it’s disarmingly honest and autobiographical. It details the stark reality of his life as a model – being caught up in the allure of the world of castings and fashion before returning to the reality of trying to balance contrasting lifestyles.
Of Ugandan descent, Dylan grew up immersed in grime and hip hop whilst musically finding inspiration in all forms of music that carried strong melodies and stories.
Growing up in South London “where its either you go left or right as staying in the middle isn't option.” Through the turbulence of adolescence, his parents sent him to study in Uganda for a year to get him back on track. The experience was humbling as he realised how fortunate he was, in the midst of such hardship.
Became obsessed with music on he's return to London, reciting lyrics repeatedly on the bus so he would remember them to write down when he got home. For a humble young boy who struggled to talk and relay his thoughts, rap has been an outlet to decompress and create songs and moments that parallel the relatable ‘real time’ realities of a young man trying to realise his potential.
Dylan started modelling at 17 with a simple objective of creating income to maintain, whilst finding his feet in music. He has gone on to walk for some of the prestigious fashion houses, whilst being the face for a number of high street brands.
Given his experience across the arts from fashion to music, and with his time spent in Uganda; what he has to draw from should be refreshingly different from many of our recording artists at this time.