DNyse is a singer, songwriter, and producer with a sound defined by storytelling and soulfulness.
Growing up in the Jane and Weston Neighborhood of Toronto, Canada, DNyse's passion and musical influences came from his parents' vast collection of Soul, Gospel, R&B, and Reggae music.
His church choir background in addition to his personal obsession with R&B, Dancehall, and Hip Hop made his transition into an artist inevitable. DNyse’s sound is a unique contribution to the Toronto Sound, weaving pieces of his journey overtop mood-making production.
Kicking off 2021 with the smooth stylings of his latest single, “SO FAR AWAY,” DNyse has his audience eating out of the palm of his hand with the top tier production elements shining effervescently in the Contemporary R&B tones emitted.
Being an artist of visual and sonic entertainment, DNyse accompanies the sultry fashion of, “SO FAR AWAY,” with intoxicating visuals illustrating a bank of imagery. With his creative cap on tightly, DNyse begins the music video with his previous release of, ‘Giving it Up,’ to stimulate his audience with a familiar nod to his musical creations.
Transitioning into the mid-tempo waves that sway in the heedful instrumentation of, “SO FAR AWAY,” DNyse has you pulled into an entrancing development of soul-infused spirit in both the auditory and pictorial expansion.
When an evening goes awry, DNyse catches wind of the apple of his eye out on the town with someone who isn’t him. Taking it upon himself to figure out what events are going on behind his back, you see a story unraveling right before your eyes. The attention to detail that is disbursed in the exploration of this music video catches our focus as we stroll the streets of Toronto with DNyse.
You’re sedated in the infectious energy that DNyse radiates as the protagonist, offering the energy in b roll footage that stays apart from the main plot, you come to love everything DNyse has to offer as a creative making his mark in the industry.
Want to figure out how this one ends? Well, you’ll just have to tap into the, “SO FAR AWAY,” music video yourself.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, DNyse! Congratulations on the release of, “SO FAR AWAY.” With such an imaginative concept, how did the inspiration for the music video come to be? Aside from the music itself the inspiration for this video came from me wanting to take a very relatable concept and create a theatrical and cinematic type of music video that people can attach themselves to. The nature of the song is this concept of reminiscing in a remorseful way and having all of these flashbacks as it relates to a past love interest so I guess I wanted to use this visual to truly capture those feelings and experiences. I’ve always had a knack for acting and deep love for great cinema, so I told myself that I wanted to use those gifts in my development and creative directing for a lot of my music videos. What was it like on the, “SO FAR AWAY,” set? Did your concept go exactly as planned? It was amazing, the whole shoot took about three days of work but honestly, I loved every moment of it. I love working with and around good energy because it makes the process even more enjoyable. These are the type of settings that you love to be in because there’s always going to be that natural chemistry and vibe that allows you to stay present and lets the ideas flow. Could you please take us into the creative process that you tackled when you wrote the lyrics to, “SO FAR AWAY?"
It came during a time when I was fresh up out of a relationship, I was getting used to not having that person there anymore and I think deep down there were things I truly missed. At that time I felt like I needed to do some reflecting & soul searching and the best way I knew how was through making tons of music. At the time I was bouncing ideas back and forth with my guy Greg "Markov", a super talented musician out of Toronto, and I had written this demo and sent it over to him and he was rocking with it so he added his sauce and took the record to that level where it needed to be. I guess in that moment I was finally finding my stride as a singer-songwriter and allowing myself to tap into being vulnerable and connecting with those raw emotions. So quite frankly it felt like I was on autopilot when I created it because my emotions were literally the source of the lyrics. I guess that's why this record is so relatable because people can connect and feel the deep genuine place it came from.
In your own words, what does this song mean to you and what would you like your listeners to take away from it?
I guess this is me letting people in which is something I rarely do and this song is just me finally admitting to this person that I miss their vibe. I think any listener can relate whether it be a good experience, a bad experience, or somewhere in between there's always gonna be things that won't be the same elsewhere. A lot of times you'll never catch that same vibe again, and here I am admitting that if things were in my control or the way I wanted them to be, that distance between the two of us would be much shorter. What can we expect to see next from you?
I'm gearing up to release my first EP of 2021 entitled "Mixed Emotions" which is going to be part one of the series or EPs I'll be releasing this year. It's going to feature both "So Far Away" & "Never Too Late," which are my two most recent singles. Alongside a few other visuals that I can't wait to share with you all.