LA-based artist Dylan Dunlap released his emotional single, “Get More Rest,” on Friday. The singer gets vulnerable in this heartfelt song that explores his struggle with taking care of his mental health.
The track showcases his rich, airy vocals over a dreamy piano melody. You feel just pure peace and serenity when you listen to this and that could possibly be his intention. In a press release, Dunlap speaks on the meaning behind “Get More Rest”:
“I lost my mind last summer waking up every single day to so much hatred in the world…I thought that by waking up earlier than everybody else, I’d be able to experience some stillness and maybe get ahead of it all before it triggered my anxiety & depression. Unfortunately, it just harmed my mental health even more.”
This is something we all can relate to. We’re all just trying to find our own ways to cope with the negativity in the world around us. Sometimes all it takes is for us to take a step back and rest.
It is the second single from his upcoming EP, Stranger In My Head, the date of which is still yet to be determined. The first single, “Serotonin,” dropped earlier in June and has already garnered 126K streams on Spotify.
Dylan Dunlap is no stranger to the music scene. Early in his career, he had the opportunity to perform with OneRepublic in front of a sold-out crowd in Utah. 2021 has been a productive year for Dunlap, releasing his EP, Soldier On, in February. It includes favorites like “Follow My Echo” and “If That’s Alright,” which is sitting at over 27.9 million streams.
The singer-songwriter is also an advocate and champion for positive mental health. He’s collaborated with and given back to organizations such as Global Citizen, Autism Rocks and more. As a person with autism, he strives to break the stigma towards disabled people and prove that they can acheive their dreams. It’s something he isn’t afraid to weave into his music.
As Dunlap continues to move with momentum in 2021, we’re excited to see what else he has in store for us.
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