The young artist burst back onto the scene at the height of lockdown with the effervescent Yellow Brick Road– his first single in just short of a year. It was certainly worth the wait and the track went on to gain brilliant support across the globe with radio plays from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Beats 1 , Amazing Radio, KCRW, KROQ and it’s currently climbing the US Alternative Radio Chart.
Following this, Dylan has a brand new track, Cheerleader, out today. The upbeat, urgent track is an anthem for positivity and implores you to face the day – and life’s challenges – with a smile, and maybe a shake of a pom-pom. It will feature on his forthcoming EP alongside the previously released Yellow Brick Road and Summertime.
Dylan speak on the today’s release,“Cheerleader has a lot to do with self-esteem, stereotypes and finding a place to fit in. The whole song is based on the way growing up and establishing your identity is displayed in Hollywood movies and how that on-screen portrayal syncs up with real life. Ultimately, it’s about not conforming to stereotypes and being your own Cheerleader, one that’s always rooting for your own unique flavour and individuality”.
Hailing from a small town in the North-East of England, Dylan Cartlidge has long since embraced the phrase “Hope Above Adversity” as his motto. Musically, Dylan boasts a unique talent for deconstructing and subverting genres that he honed in his teenage years. His sound is a stylistic mix that reflects his image, pairing Hawaiian shirts with Elvis cuban collars, and no two songs are the same with a boundary-squashing, scattergun approach to genre, and an ability to connect with the deeper fabric of British society.
His EP Yellow Brick Road is out August 14 on Glassnote Music and you can listen to Cheerleader now on all streaming services.