Have you met De’Wayne yet? Everyone’s favourite new punk is about to drop his debut album.
Words: Steven Loftin.
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Eleven tracks. That’s all burgeoning alt-pop sensation DE’WAYNE needed to construct his debut album. Not forty or thirty. Nope. He had the vision in his head – the lust for life – and knew what his big tasty statement into the world was going to sound like.
You see, it’s because DE’WAYNE – that’s De’Wayne Jackson, to you – exudes ambition. It goes without saying, but he is someone born to be a star. Finding himself entrenched in the rock world, that surly beast which has morphed into something gregariously favourable to things that bounce and beat as opposed to just crunching riffs, DE’WAYNE’s is a sound that wants to take over the world. Truthfully, there’s no one more likely to achieve it, and what better way than embracing that lusty beast called pop.
The key fact of DE’WAYNE’s sound is that it never touches upon one of its trifecta components more than the other. Much like a Twix, each segment plays an equally integral role; from the tough crunch of t…