Dacian Lovell (a.k.a DNL) is a young singer/songwriter from Gate City, Virginia. A soulful pop artist with extensive vocal range, DNL’s musical influences include Frank Ocean, Dominic Fike, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.
Based on his own experiences, DNL’s debut single “ppl plsr” is about someone who struggles with speaking up for themselves while worrying about upsetting others. Falling for a girl who’s also a people pleaser, the song’s protagonist finds himself trapped in a toxic relationship knowing he has to change things but being afraid of hurting the other person. A highly relatable slice of upbeat yet melancholy bedroom pop, “ppl plsr” is sure to please fans of artists like Toro y Moi and Steve Lacy.