Dawson Fuss Finds His Own Realm in New Single, “Nothing Really Changes”
Indie Pop Songwriter and Artist Releases New Single Reflecting on Eases of Childhood. Just about every teenager has their own story of discovering themselves throughout their adolescent years. Dawson Fuss’ journey proves that it’s not all about focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel. With his self-recognition transitioning to resilience, the 18-year-old indie pop artist displays maturity in years above his age in his new single, “Nothing Really Changes.” As Fuss continues to cultivate a career in the music industry, it was critical for him to grasp and adjust to reality instead of settling into his own expectations.
“I grew up believing that as soon as I blew out the candles on my 18th birthday, the shackles of childhood would be broken…The problems I’d faced previously didn’t magically disappear, yet in reality, they became larger and more pressing.” – Dawson Fuss
While there is no fantasy, Fuss finds his own temporary escape in capitalizing in what he knows best: transforming emotions into lyrics through soulful, poignant songwriting. Teenage-pop artists over the years have approached adulthood producing music noticeably connected to strong vibrato to emphasize struggles in romantic relationships. And while he has made tremendous strides in coming to terms with his own sexuality, Fuss propels himself to find liberation by swiftly connecting his heart to his mind to write songs that truly represent his story.
Nothing Really Changes
“Nothing Really Changes” is out now on all streaming platforms. Look out for a brand-new EP from Dawson Fuss in the coming months. We had a chance to speak with Fuss about his new single, artistic inspirations and what’s coming next in an exclusive interview. Check it out below, listen to his new single on the streaming service of your choice and be sure to follow Dawson Fuss on Instagram @DawsonFuss to stay in the loop about his upcoming release.
Tell us a bit about your new single, “Nothing Really Changes”
Nothing Really Changes is a single about the realization that life doesn’t magically change for the better once one becomes an adult. I grew up believing that as soon as I turned 18, I could do whatever I wanted, but that’s not the case whatsoever. In reality, responsibilities get extremely bigger and decisions get much more difficult to make.
Break down your sonic inspiration — are there any particular artists or sounds you are inspired by?
I would say I’m inspired by Ruel, Conan Gray, Jeremy Zucker, Role Model and Alexander 23. I love the indie/alt pop sound, which all of these artists cultivate, but with much more meaningful lyrics. I feel like indie pop gets the rep that it doesn’t say a whole lot, but for me, music is my outlet to express myself and the ideas that are important to me.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote this song with Yaron, and it was actually the first song we had written together! Within the first couple minutes of our first session, we clicked and I knew we were going to create some pretty great art. NRC was also one of the quickest songs I’ve worked on from demo to master:)
What can we look forward to hearing from you in the future?
“Nothing Really Changes” is the first single from my second EP coming out this summer. I also hope to play some live shows this summer, since I’ll be finished with high school and free to pursue my music career without the restrictions of my heavy school workload. Lots in the works!!
Can you offer a piece of advice to aspiring young artists like yourself?
The one piece of advice I would offer is to keep making what you love to make. People see and appreciate authenticity more than anything else. Once I let go of the thought “will people like this?” and started asking “do I really like this?” I started finding much more joy and success in my music. People love to see art that the artist loves, because at the end of the day, if I don’t love a song I put out, why should anyone else?