Mixing a soulful voice with lyrics that flow to bring a unique style, Katy, TX singer/songwriter, rapper, producer, and instrumentalist Dende has been manifesting greatness in his music career. His new 10-song album ‘A Happy Man’ is further proof of the dominance we should be preparing for as he continues to reach new heights. Having worked on the album during last year’s quarantine, ‘A Happy Man’ sees Dende in a different light. “This is the first time I’ve ever really worked with a bunch of people to make something too,” said Dende to us to use about that album.
With a blend of R&B, hip hop, alternative, and pop, Dende’s musical range provide listeners with a little bit of everything. Once paired with the infectious instrumentation, his powerful vocals treat his voice as a hidden gem, balancing a soulful deepness and high range. Tracks like ‘I Cried’ and ‘I Smile’ deliver more of a melodic sound, while the album’s track title sees Dende take more of a lyrical approach. “I get a lot of inspiration from artists like Saba and Smino while still making sure I’m portraying my own sound,” he said.
In its entirety, ‘A Happy Man’ lives up to the promise. The album is cohesive in terms of sounds, and Dende puts his best foot forward. ‘A Happy Man’ sees Dende escape from his anxiety or existential dread, even if it’s only for 25 min 39 sec. It’s light, fresh, and pleasing while still offering morsels of sustenance to the soul. Check out the new album below via Spotify and head over here for your preferred streaming service.