Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Queer Pop’s New It Boy: Sylas Dean

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Ephram St. Cloud
Ephram St. Cloud
Ephram St. Cloud writes about music for LGBTQ Music Chart!

Queer songwriter Sylas Dean releases his debut EP; «American Dreeming», to the tune of synth driven power pop melodies and earworm hooks reminiscent of writers such as Max Martin, Ester Dean, and Leland.

A newcomer to the underground hyper pop scene among names like Slayyyter and Dorian Electra, Sylas brings a vintage glam rock influence to tether the music with all the spectacle of a Ziggy Stardust persona.

An east coast native from the small town of Rocky Hill, Connecticut – Sylas packed his car and drove clear across the country with hundreds of songs in his arsenal to reinvent himself as «Sylas Dean». A dance driven sound accompanied with vibrant dreamscape and club kid imagery.

«American Dreeming» is a celebration of power pop vocals with rock and dance oriented instrumentals that feels like you’re right on the floor of any gay club in downtown Los Angeles. The music is about exploring love and heartbreak through the lens of something as glossy and vibrant as hyper pop. «American Dreeming» is about challenging pain through the power of reinvention, «Sylas Dean» is a dreamlike persona that leans into the fantasy of the music.

I’ve added Sylas Dean‘s «Shine» to my personal playlist (see below) today and take a listen and a great pop tune.

Photo by Leyla Stefani

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