Rising Los Angeles-based, bedroom R&B artist Deaton Chris Anthony today shares his latest single ‘Tuethday’, featuring lo-fi neo-soul singer baby a. Listen HERE.
Working across fashion and music, Deaton Chris Anthony is a post-internet age artistic polyglot fluent across multiple mediums, a kind of start-up Tyler, the Creator for a generation that favours open authenticity and boundless creativity.
His DIY approach to fashion and music share a common DNA: slicing up and repurposing old materials into something entirely new and wholly his own. In true DCA style, ‘Tuethday’ is a rushing, exuberant collage of reference points: an iLoveMakonnen interpolation, a shuffling, UK Garage beat, shimmering, 90s R&B synths, PC Music-leaning vocals courtesy of baby a, and the unabashed, heart-on-his-sleeve sentimentality of contemporary alt-hip hop’s softer moments.
Of the track, Deaton Chris Anthony shares that:“Basically I needed baby a’s help to welcome UK Garage back to the States… ‘Tuethday’ is our ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ moment. Finished during Quarantine, we made this song so when we’re able to party again; goodbye 2020. Hello 2002.”
‘Tuethday’ is the second single lifted from his forthcoming new EP, following the charming and elegiac ‘I Love All My Friends’, Deaton’s ode to his friends and how impeccably dressed they are. Having previously collaborated with like-minded artists Clairo, Omar Apollo, UMI, Jean Dawson and winning praise from Vogue, Billboard, Complex, The New York Times, and others, Deaton’s forthcoming Boogy Woogy EP, named after his beloved pet bunny Boogy, is set to be his first since his breakthrough 2019 LP BO Y.
‘Tuethday ft. baby a’ by Deaton Chris Anthony is out now, buy/stream it here.
PRAISE FOR DEATON CHRIS ANTHONY
“a dreamy, elegiac, sweet song about hanging with your well-dressed buddies that blends electro-R&B thump and indie rock desolation and ends somewhere near ‘My Boo'”
The New York Times
“bizarre and brilliant…a complete joy to listen to”
“Take a ride with Deaton Chris Anthony and sounds, styles, and voices will flash past…the songs vary from party starting electronic beats through bass-heavy rap to sprawling, dreamy pop”
“a playful collection of sample-heavy songs that bridge the gap between R&B and electronic pop”
“Tony Hawk-approved LA producer and fashion designer with a penchant for ‘80s-’90s nostalgia.”