NY Hip Hop artist Dylan Owen is back with his beloved heart-on-sleeve storytelling in his next hit “A Time To Move On”. “A Time to Move On” embraces new chapters as we near the end of a turbulent year. The eulogy to his childhood home turns the pages, giving listeners an intimate glimpse into the events of Dylan’s youth. Having moved frequently between a few houses as a kid, his idea of home was often wrapped up in memories. He released his first songs in this home, experienced first relationships and felt the first deep cuts of heartbreak, and first formed his personal identity here.
“I can’t regain what’s left of my lost years, They’ll be disappeared here forever like ghosts in an attic, With all the emotions you can hold in an address, One too many times I let go of my attachments”
The letting go of memories was a struggle; the day his upstate New York home sold, it felt like the end of an era. The dusty family history energized the walls for many years, making it difficult to leave behind. “A Time to Move On”’s relatable message will resonate with so many listeners who have had to confront change and uproot. Dylan decorates the track with actual voice clips that were recorded when he was moving out of his home, making fans feel like they’re experiencing the moment with him in real time. Every musical component was labored with care to accurately represent the love and care that his family put into their home. Embracing the season to heal, Dylan once again captures the moment in an honest and intimate way that is sure to resonate on a deeper level.
“I find myself lost here and withdrawn here, The last night we had the house, We sat down and held hands on the living room floor here, Talked about the winters, the wind would whistle in the windows and the walls”
Dylan’s forward, honest lyrics have drawn comparisons to Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith. He has earned press from tastemakers and brands including Paste Magazine, Revolt TV, PepsiCo, Earmilk, This Song Is Sick, For Folk’s Sake, HotNewHipHop, Pop Matters, Good Music All Day, City Winery, DJ Booth, and Huffington Post, as well as landed sync placements on MTV and on Syfy’s WWE Smackdown. In 2012, Billboard named Dylan a Next Big Sound Artist for his swiftly growing online buzz following the release of ‘Keep Your Friends Close.’ Dylan has shared stages with Mac Miller, Watsky, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Grieves, Skizzy Mars, Logic, Ceschi, Chiddy Bang, Shwayze, and Oncue. His first headlining tour included a sold-out date at New York City’s distinguished Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Dylan’s connection with his fans sets him apart; his listeners view his songs as anecdotes for navigating life, and he frequently hosts meetups or virtual video calls where he gives his fans a chance to open up to him in return.
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