At only 18, with his first release, new artist DNL is already laying the groundwork for a year ahead of hooky releases. Produced by Jonah Bru, ‘ppl plsr’ is a Dominic Fike/John Mayer mash-up sonically. DNL’s lyrical environment lives within the walls of insecurity, trying to satisfy everyone’s needs before his, a feeling many know all too well.
The simple, upbeat nature of the beat creates a perfect backdrop for the Virginia native’s encapsulating voice. The wavey, synthy-esque chords have a hynpotic factor and they lead the intro of the song create a laidback feel, until DNL cuts through with vocals. The emotional strains in his voice don’t feel gimmicky; no convincing needs to be done on behalf of him going “through it.” The melody falls in line perfectly with the lyrics- a skill that often takes a while to get right. ‘ppl plsr’ is an easy to sing-a-long-to track, making it an instant summer playlist add.