January 21st, 2022 – Singapore – Singer/songwriter dhruv releases his EP ‘rapunzel‘ today via Little Worry/RCA Records. Alongside the release is the new music video for “grateful”.
“’rapunzel’ is a scrapbook I’ve kept during a really important few years of personal growth,” says dhruv. “The title is in reference to a lyric in the closing track, which talks about our childhood selves often being our least inhibited and truest selves. In many ways, I think this project is about me trying to find that version of myself.”
Earlier this year, dhruv released the music video for his viral hit, “double take”, which Paper Magazine described as “a timeless message so many can connect with,” alongside features from prominent outlets across Asia including HipHopDX Asia, NME Asia, Manila Bulletin and more. The track has now been streamed over 170 MILLION times on Spotify, and has entered Top Hits playlists in the US and dominated Viral Charts across the globe, peaking at #1 in the Philippines and Thailand while making it into the Top 5 in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and is continuing to grow globally after making its chart entrance on Billboard’s Global Excl. US Chart back in August.
dhruv had written hundreds of songs on his bedroom piano by the time he started uploading demos to the internet in 2017. Raised in Singapore, with roots in India and the UK, dhruv grew up on an eclectic mix of Bollywood songs, 2000s pop radio and Frank Ocean.
‘rapunzel’ Track List
3. double take
4. airplane thoughts
6. what’s wrong with me?
7. stable life