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Two Feet: Your Next Favorite Artist

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By Jessie Bonner
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Zachary “Bill”  Dess is a singer, songwriter and producer, known by his fans as Two Feet. He blends R&B with mellow hip-hop and electronic beats. He can’t really be tied to just one genre, which helps him stand out in a world of great music.

Using the electric guitar and bass, Dess makes you feel like your whole body is rattling, a proponent of his unique sound. He gained popularity after his song and music video for Go F*ck Yourself  went viral in 2017. The video was masterfully created; dark, moody lighting and an alluring dancer gracefully spinning around a dance pole fit the spirit of the song perfectly. 

Following his newfound popularity, Dess signed with Republic Records. His success has taken off greatly since then. Dess played at Austin City Limits in 2017, opened for Panic! At The Disco, performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and performed at SXSW – all dreams come true for most self-made artists. His single I Feel Like I’m Drowning became gold certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) this past August as well, which is undoubtedly a huge success for Dess. 

Two Feet seems to have an exciting new project in the works. Three singles have been released over the past year; Intro, Pink, and You?. They all have the same image as the art for the singles, but each is a different color (green, pink and maroon) so they stand out on their own. Intro was the first release and is presumably the first song on the upcoming album or EP. At only a little over a minute long, its synth-bass beats, electric guitar and what I can only describe as a cool electric zipping noise entice me to keep listening.

Pink was released next and starts off at a much slower pace. Dess’s voice has his token grungy, sulky tone in the verse, then, when the chorus picks up, he plays a brooding melody and vocalizes with no lyrics, only  “oohs” and “aahs”s. I listened to this song about twelve times in a row because it sounded that good in my earbuds.

You? was the latest release out of the three singles. This song is a bit more upbeat and less glum – at least in the instrumental aspect. His classic understated trap beats play in the background while he plays a tune on his electric guitar that gets the heart beating a little faster. However, the lyrics are a bit more bleak than the instrumentals. He asks “who needed you,” and states “don’t tell me your problems, I don’t want to solve them, I don’t really care.” These suggest he is going through a breakup and is really trying to let his ex know that he wants nothing to do with them.

 A green and white illustration of two feet, showing the inside anatomy of the feet.
Cover for Two Feet’s single “Intro.” Image via Two Feet on Spotify.
A pink and white illustration of two feet, showing the inside anatomy of the feet.
Cover for Two Feet’s single “Pink.” Image via Two Feet on Spotify.
A maroon and white illustration of two feet, showing the inside anatomy of the feet.
Cover for Two Feet’s single “You?” Image via Two Feet on Spotify.

As you add songs to your fall and winter playlists, consider adding Two Feet. You can listen to his music while you’re sitting in a coffee shop studying for finals, while you’re cuddled up in bed trying to stay warm, or while you’re driving home for the holidays. There is no wrong time or place to listen to Two Feet, I promise.

As he continues to grow more and more in popularity, you can say you were there supporting him basically since the beginning! Do yourself a favor and bless your ears with the unparalleled talent of Two Feet.

Featured image via Two Feet.

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