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“DEAR-GOD is a charismatic and prolific young musician bucking his way onto the music scene.” –CBC Music

  “DEAR-GOD takes the confrontational sound and spirit of punk and metal and infuses it into
moody, snarling experimental hip-hop.” –Revolver Mag 

“The Canadian singer walks you through three levels of hell.” –The FADER

“A bedroom talent…fusing rap delivery with sharp hardcore punk…truly DEAR-GOD is in a world of his own.” –Clash Mag

(September 25, 2020) 19-year-old experimental hip-hop and hardcore artist DEAR-GOD (Robert Ortiz) releases a smashing new single titled “Lovin’ It” today, available to stream and purchase HERE on Dine Alone Records, and his own imprint End Time. Where his releases to date have explored the interstitial space between hardcore and rap, “Lovin’ It” notably pulls post-punk instrumentation into the fold and marks a new chapter for the project.

“Lovin It’ is a fun song about winning after years of rejection,” Ortiz shares. “Growing up, I never felt like I could succeed or be happy in an academic setting. I grinded it out after high school busting my ass doing physically exhausting dirty jobs because I wanted to support my music career. I was greeted with a lot of rejection for a long time, but I kept going. This song should serve as inspiration to any kid who feels stupid and worthless because of their academic/career failures. Know your worth and do something sick.”

CBC Music interviewed the “prodigy” whose “influences range from Tupac Shakur to Chilean folk. He’s fiercely independent with a sharp sense of humour — an introvert with a quick tongue.” View the feature HERE, along with a live session of 2020 release “Buck” and self-released debut single “The Burbs” performed with Jeremy Duffy on lead guitar, Mateo Naranjo on bass, and Nick Berger on drums.

A song about hypervigilance, mixed by Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, Soccer Mommy, St. Vincent), “Buck” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. Building on the unique sound first introduced with “The Burbs” and “Bitter Winter“, DEAR-GOD channels a relentless energy and attitude into his new music that calls back to the notorious reputation of his live shows back in his hometown and base of Brampton, Ontario and beyond. Last year, DEAR-GOD opened for Wu-Tang Clan at Toronto’s MattyFest, and joined The Dirty Nil on tour. Drawing comparisons that range from Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine to Show Me The Body and King Krule, his singular style has already been celebrated by CBC Music, Beats 1, Revolver Mag, The FADER, and Clash Mag.

Link to hi-res photo: | Photo Credit: Luis Mora

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