What Is The Great Bid War?
So you may have heard this song by now...3 Nights. It's pretty amazing actually and definitely radio worthy. If you haven't I'd suggest reading this article in full and tuning in to The Dot Podcast that explores brand new artists like Dominic Fike so you don't have to. The video above was directed by Kevin Abstract, whom Fike has been building an affiliation with.
He ended the Great Bid War by signing a contract with Columbia Records for $4 million. After he signed thopugh, he went to jail. Still dropping music in 2019 though.
His highly anticipated debut EP, Don’t Forget About Me, Demos, is finally here and it’s an exclusive look into Fike’s headspace as he comes into his own. He touches on the chase of relationships, his family dynamic and his dreams, tying it all together with his cheeky sense of humor and underdog mentality. People are describing his sound as genre-meshing and you can get a taste of it yourself through the previews below.
Anna Scholfield of Ones to Watch describes 3 Nights as a rhythmic sizzler with doo-wop claps and a classic chord progression. Fike explores the persistent pursuit of an unrequited love, singing, “You can call me names if you call me up.” Damn I would agree with that Dominic. Can't even get a call back nowadays.
The next track on the EP, “Babydoll,” is more of an interlude at just under two minutes. Fike’s impressive guitar chops share the spotlight with his emotive lyrics, detailing personal relationships and family history in the margins of the song. The next track, “Westcoast Collective” has a lot going on, from layered vocals to buzzingly energetic instrumentals. Possibly the hardest-hitting song on the project, it’s packed full of emotion and features a wide range of vocal delivery.
Expect to see much much more of Dominic Fike, as a video was just released featuring his brand new song 3 Nights, but weirdly enough uploaded by Brockhampton, the rap collective featuring Kevin Abstract....
Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."