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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The track is the final single off Dapperton's highly anticipated sophomore record, Orca.

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American musician Gus Dapperton has shared the final single off his highly anticipated sophomore record, Orca. The piano-led track, Medicine, is a powerful and solemn song and navigates self-destructive behaviour.

Of the song, Dapperton shared: “This track defines the album most explicitly. I wrote it as a song that would narrate my life. Medicine is about someone who is self destructive so that they can get high off of the process of healing. The hurting phase is of no concern to them. +++”

The song will feature on Dapperton’s sophomore record, Orca. The 10 track album, due out later this month month, was written produced by Dapperton and also includes the previously released tracks Post Humorous, First Aid and Medicine. Orca was mixed by Spike Stent (Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Beyonce).

Orca is set to conceptually explore pain and suffering, with a focus on healing and redemption. Dapperton began working on his sophomore album whilst touring throughout 2018 on the back of his debut record, Where Polly People Go to Read. The adrenaline of performing live paired with the hardships of life on the road took its toll on the singer. “My lifestyle and habits had gotten extreme. I wasn’t getting eight hours of sleep a night, I was drinking and doing drugs often. Wasn’t eating healthy. And on top of it, I was performing. A show can be the most inspirational, emotional high; but if something goes wrong it can be devastating.” Dapperton said.

Medicine is out now! Listen to the track below.


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