Emerging artist Josh Dean has issued a visual for his latest edgy single “DropDead.”
Directed by Child (Lucky Daye, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ari Lennox), the video is laced with fashion statements and interpretive dancing that brings the song to life.
“DropDead” is lifted from Dean’s debut EP, Dear BlackSheepe, which dropped on March 1 via L.A. Reid’s HITCO label. The title of the project was inspired by Dean’s experience feeling like an outcast while growing up in Alabama, Florida and Atlanta.
Dean’s very first gig in the music industry was as a graphic designer. He started as an intern for Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox, before landing a role as art director for Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records. Monáe accidentally discovered Dean’s singing talent after he left his vocals on a Jidenna demo when learning how to engineer his voice.
He eventually sang background on Jidenna’s hit song “Classic Man,” as well as earned writing credits on Monáe’s Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer.
Watch Josh Dean’s video for “DropDead” below.
Stream Dear BlackSheepe below.