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(Petals To Thorns EP artwork — download HERE


“primed to be one the biggest breakout acts this year”



“Here is a very contemporary kind of budding star.  d4vd has already cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Alternative/Rock charts — though that probably undersells how famous he is.”



“d4vd is writing a new kind of love story”



“Don’t let his age fool you. The musician is mature beyond his years (both in the personal and artistic sense). He has a unique ability to make the most inexpressible emotions palpable.”



“loads of star power…melds genres to fit his vision, with a bit of emo, Y2K retro-rock, and classic soul. Let’s keep a close eye on d4vd.



“The sounds he creates – often worlds apart from each other – are an exercise in dramatics, a kind of stagecraft where his imagination dictates the weather, the narrative and emotion of it all. You can hardly believe, at times, that the songs you’re hearing are the work of the same person, so chameleon-like is his ability to blend into the scenery of style.”

The Line Of Best Fit


“crafts emotive indie-leaning gems, breaking through to the mainstream”

DIY Magazine


8 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, genre-defying artist d4vd unveils the official tracklist and artwork for his upcoming debut EP Petals To Thorns out May 26 via Darkroom/Interscope/Universal Music Canada. Presave Petals To Thorns HERE.


Petals to Thorns EP, is primed to be a groundbreaking debut captivating listeners with its diverse range of genres, from R&B to indie rock and grunge. The nine-song project features his two chart-climbing singles, RIAA platinum “Romantic Homicide,” a grungy, guitar-driven breakup anthem, and RIAA gold “Here With Me,” a slow-building beachy ballad. The EP also compiles d4vd’s recent, wide-ranging releases, “WORTHLESS,” “Sleep Well,” “You and I” as well as new tracks, “Don't Forget About Me,” “Backstreet Girl,” “The Bridge” and the highly cinematic “This Is How It Feels” featuring jazz-pop artist and one of d4vd’s personal favorite artists Laufey. Full tracklist below. 


The songs range from fast-paced, reverb-drenched dream pop to slacker rock with elements of R&B and pop-punk in his vocals. His songwriting process is front and center on the upcoming body of work. After facing copyright strikes on his gaming YouTube channel, d4vd kickstarted his music career by recording songs inside his sister's closet via the app BandLab. With gaming culture and anime as some of his biggest influences, d4vd's sound is a true testament to the DIY spirit of today's emerging artists.



  1. Sleep Well
  2. Here With Me
  3. This Is How It Feels (feat Laufey)
  4. Don't Forget About Me 
  6. Backstreet Girl
  7. You and I
  8. Romantic Homicide
  9. The Bridge


d4vd’s prepares to embark on a run of summer tour dates in celebration of the upcoming project. His debut run of headline shows earlier this year as part of “The Root Of It All” tour sold out immediately. These new summer dates will revisit major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and his hometown Houston, expanding to larger venues. See below for full tour routing. 


More to come from d4vd in 2023. 



​​Sunday, May 28 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

Tuesday, May 30 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall

Friday, June 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Tollhuisten

Saturday, June 3 - Paris, France - We Love Green Festival

Tuesday, June 6 - Berlin, Germany  - Privatclub

Thursday, June 8 - Cologne, Germany - Helios 37

Friday, June 9 - Gräfenhainichen, Germany - MELT Festival

Sunday, June 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen Klubb

Tuesday, June 13 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret

Wednesday, June 14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Rust

Friday, June 16 - Milan, Italy - Unaltro Festival (Concert Series)

Sunday, June 18 - Florence, Italy - Firenze Rocks Festival

Sunday, June 25 - Houston, TX  - White Oak Music Hall

Tuesday, June 27 - Dallas, TX  - The Echo

Thursday, June 29 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage

Saturday, July 1 - Washington, DC - Union Stage

Wednesday, July 5 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

Friday, July 7 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Saturday, July 8 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Monday, July 10 - New York, NY - Racket

Tuesday, July 11 - New York, NY - Racket

Sunday, July 16 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

Tuesday, July 18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Friday, July 21 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox

Saturday, July 22 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

Sunday, July 23 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

Tuesday, July 25 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Saturday, July 29 - Naeba, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

Thursday, August 10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

Friday, August 11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey


About d4vd:

d4vd emerged as a visionary artist only one year after he began writing and recording heart-piercing tracks alone in his sister's closet in Houston, Texas. d4vd gained his now-eclectic taste in rap and indie music from internet wormholes and fan-made Fortnite videos on YouTube, which he also started creating as a homeschooled teenager. As an avid player who has amassed over fifty thousand subscribers on his gaming channel, he noticed that the songs in his game montages were getting copyright strikes, and his mother suggested that he should write his own original music as a solution. This motivated d4vd to start recording his own tracks after discovering an easy-to-use music-making app called BandLab. He’s released a smattering of singles touching everything from indie-alternative to pop to R&B, and the 18-year-old, born David Burke, scored a breakout hit in summer 2022 with the melancholic indie rock song “Romantic Homicide,” whose brutally honest lyrics about heartbreak and resentment have connected with hundreds of thousands of listeners. His slow-building beachy ballad, “Here With Me” also climbed the charts, establishing d4vd as a genre-defying newcomer. d4vd’s intuitive command of lyricism stems from his years of scribbling raps and poems in his journal since childhood and his versatile interests shine in his music, drawing primarily from manga for his “real and grounded” narratives. “Romantic Homicide,” a song recorded entirely on an iPhone, reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and led to d4vd signing to Darkroom/Interscope before d4vd even graduated high school. “Here With Me” followed suit, breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2023. His debut headline spring tour ‘The Root of it All’ sold-out within 30 minutes of going on sale. He continues his rise with recent singles “Worthless” and “Sleep Well.”



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