Songbyrd and Union Stage Present @ Union Stage
All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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Songbyrd and Union Stage Present @ Union Stage

Friday February 7, 2020


“I make music. I am from Maryland. Thank you for listening.” And with that lowkey introduction splashed across his socials, all other information withheld, 26-year-old Los Angeles-based and Baltimore-raised artist Dijon Duenas quietly released his debut full length at the start of March. Sci Fi 1 is seven tracks of hazy folksy R&B whose emotional truth-telling lyrics on subjects like being afraid of growing up really speak to the soul. Lead single, Drunk, echoes the late-night too-lit waves that’ve crept over all of us at some point: “Oh baby, I’m lonely and I’m fucked up by myself / could you call me up? / well I’m wasted and I’m anxious and I’m fading from myself”. Who can relate?

The EP was made across a bunch of living rooms, mostly at night. And you can tell. You can hear exactly the emotional state he was in when he wrote them, each performed with the kind of intensity or tenderness that recalls middle of the night solo sessions. Drunk. First take.

Despite his relatively recent emergence into the music world, Dijon actually started producing when he was about 15. He was, in his own words, “really bad at it” but “convinced that I was actually really good”. Sticking at it, his self-belief must’ve done something, because here he is