“Petals To Thorns” is an introduction and a journey through d4vd’s identity as an artist that cannot be framed nor genre specific.
Just a year after starting making music in his sister’s Houston closet, d4vd has delivered a masterful nine-track project featuring familiar hits, including the RIAA platinum-selling “Romantic Homicide,” a breakup anthem fueled by grunge guitar, the RIAA-certified gold track, “Here With Me,” a slow-rising ballad, and seven more tracks that showcase her distinctive sound. The EP establishes d4vd as one of the best new emerging artists, borne out by their recent Billboard 21 Under 21 honor.
d4vd also premieres a video for “The Bridge,” a modern tune that draws inspiration from early 2000s pop punk, with heavy guitar riffs and palpable percussion. The accompanying red-tinged music video perfectly visually encapsulates d4vd’s angst-ridden, heartbroken lyrics.
The EP also hears d4vd teaming up with Icelandic pop artist Laufey on “This Is How It Feels”, a riveting ballad, heavily rooted in storytelling with d4vd and Laufey communicating through music against the piano keys.
The result is something straight out of a fairy tale, not unlike the soundtracks to your favorite nostalgic childhood movies, but with modern lyrics evocative of today’s love stories.