The Real Ding
GET TO KNOW: Dylan Chambers
Photo: Alex Lang
After spending the last few years knocking out a fresh and exciting array of delights, US singer and songwriter Dylan Chambers is back to bring the funk on his latest upbeat single 'Me Vs. Me'.
Channelling a fun and lively soul-infused sound from start to finish, 'Me Vs. Me' is bursting to the seams with lively and enjoyable hooks. With its killer textures, brass-filled licks, and his own enjoyable persona at the helm, this is one that is going to be stuck in your head long after you've first heard it.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and inspirations over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I attempted saxophone for literally one day in elementary school. I guess I didn’t “learn” how to play it but I tried. Oh well. There went my huge saxaphone career. Biggest regret of my life. I fully learned how to play my first instrument at 13 which was the guitar.
What was the first album you remember owning?
I don’t remember fully but I’m assuming it was probably “No Strings Attached” by N*SYNC. I was a big fan. I mean big, big, big. Shout out to all my fellow 90s kids.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes. I had a couple bands. The first one was called The Political Monkeys and we played all around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex when I was a teenager. I started it with my neighbors. We sort of sounded like a less good version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
“Love Machine” by The Miracles
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I’m in the driver’s seat and I get to take this thing anywhere I want it to go. It’s very freeing.
And what about the most frustrating part?
A lot of the time I’m flying by the seat of my pants. I have a somewhat chaotic creative brain. It’s very unorganized and sometimes I don’t know what to focus on because I’m an expert at overwhelming myself. Yay anxiety.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Bruno Mars is definitely up there. I also love a lot of classic artists from before my time. It’s been a dream of mine to collaborate with Daryl Hall and John Oates for a while. I’m not giving up hope.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I see myself playing more festivals and making the world dance.
Dylan Chambers' new single 'Me Vs. Me' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.