Gus Dapperton

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Gus Dapperton
Gus Dapperton Piknik i Parken 2018 (160223).jpg
Gus Dapperton in Norway in 2018
Background information
Birth nameBrendan Patrick Rice
Born (1997-03-11) March 11, 1997 (age 25)[1]
Warwick, New York, U.S.
Genres
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals, keyboard
Years active2015–present
Labels [2]
Websitegusdapperton.com

Brendan Patrick Rice[3] (born March 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Gus Dapperton, is an American singer and songwriter from Warwick, New York.

History[edit]

Dapperton has received particular attention for his fashion style, consisting at some points of a green bowl cut, noticeable jewelry, eyeliner, brightly colored clothing, and thick-rimmed glasses.[4][5]

Dapperton's song "Of Lacking Spectacle" was featured on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and appears on the soundtrack album.[6][better source needed]

Career[edit]

2016–17: "Moodna, Once With Grace" and Yellow and Such[edit]

Gus Dapperton released his debut single, "Moodna, Once With Grace", in 2016. In 2017, Dapperton released his debut EP, Yellow and Such.

2018: You Think You're A Comic![edit]

In 2018, Dapperton released his second EP, You Think You're A Comic!.[7]

2019: Where Polly People Go to Read[edit]

In 2019, Dapperton released his debut album, Where Polly People Go to Read.[8] The album received positive reviews from critics.

2020–present: Orca[edit]

Dapperton's second studio album, Orca, was released on September 18, 2020. He released four singles, "First Aid", "Post Humorous", "Medicine", and "Bluebird", prior to the album's release. This album features only one artist other than Dapperton, Filipino Australian artist Chela on the track "My Say So", during the bridge and background vocals.[9]

On April 7, 2021, Dapperton released a remix version of "Palms" as the album fifth single, featuring American rapper Channel Tres. The remix was included on the deluxe version of the album which was released on June 11, 2021. The deluxe version also includes three new songs: "Sober Up", "Flatline" and "Steady", in which the former was released as the sixth single of Orca era.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Dapperton attended Drexel University, but took a semester off to go on tour in support of his 2018 EP You Think You're a Comic!.[11][12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Where Polly People Go to Read
Orca
  • Released: September 18, 2020[13]
  • Label: AWAL
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Yellow and Such
  • Released: August 3, 2017[14]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
You Think You're a Comic!
  • Released: February 9, 2018[15]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with year released and album shown
Title Year Album
"Moodna, Once with Grace"[7] 2016 Non-album singles
"Ditch"[16]
"I'm Just Snacking"[17] 2017 Yellow and Such
"Prune, You Talk Funny"[18] You Think You're a Comic!
"World Class Cinema"[19] 2018 Where Polly People Go to Read
"My Favorite Fish"[20] 2019
"Fill Me Up Anthem"[21]
"Coax & Botany"[22]
"Give it to Me Straight"[23] Non-album single
"First Aid"[24] 2020 Orca
"Post Humorous"[25]
"Medicine"[26]
"Bluebird"
"Palms"
(solo or with Channel Tres)
2021 Orca and Orca (Deluxe)
"Sober Up" Orca (Deluxe)
"Meteorite"
(with Anna of the North)
2022 Crazy Life

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with year released and album shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[27]
AUS
[28]
BEL
(FL)

[29]
CAN
[30]
IRE
[31]
NLD
[32]
NOR
[33]
NZ
[34]
UK
[35]
"Faceless"
(Beshken featuring Gus Dapperton)[36]
2016 Closed Doors (EP)
"Supalonely"
(Benee featuring Gus Dapperton)
2019 39 6 3 10 11 9 6 2 18 Stella & Steve and Hey U X
"Somewhere"
(Surf Mesa featuring Gus Dapperton)[42]
2020 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other artist, with year released and album shown
Title Year Other artist Album
"Of Lacking Spectacle" 2018 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Music from the Original TV Series)
"Pumped Up Kicks" 2021 Foster the People Torches X (Deluxe Edition)
"Velcro"[43] 2021 spill tab Bonnie[44]
"Beautiful Nothing" 2022 Cruel Santino Subaru Boys: FINAL HEAVEN
"Wicked City"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Fred (2020). "Gus Dapperton – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Wass, Mike (August 24, 2022). "From 'Supalonely' to 'Landslide': Gus Dapperton Signs With Warner Records, Releases Fleetwood Mac Cover". Variety. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Rice, Brendan Patrick. "ASCAP Ace Search". ASCAP. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Up-and-Coming Artist Gus Dapperton On Music Videos, His Personal Style, and His New EP".
  5. ^ "Indie Pop Phenomenon Gus Dapperton Breaks Down His Quirky, Fashion-Filled Tour Wardrobe". Vogue.
  6. ^ "Of Lacking Spectacle" – via Amazon.
  7. ^ a b "Gus Dapperton – Ones To Watch". Ones to Watch. 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Cooper, Duncan (April 18, 2019). "Gus Dapperton: Where Polly People Go to Read Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  9. ^ Staff, Ethan Waters | Senior (September 28, 2020). "Gus Dapperton opens up on 'Orca'". The Daily Californian. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  10. ^ White, Caitlin (June 11, 2021). "Gus Dapperton Released A Deluxe Version Of 'Orca' With Several New Tracks And Shared His 2021 Tour Schedule". Uproxx. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Stewart, Allison (January 4, 2018). "Gus Dapperton is more than a bowl cut and a few tracks". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  12. ^ Dwyer, Kate (October 5, 2020). "Indie pop artist Gus Dapperton taps into '90s style and sound". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  13. ^ "Gus Dapperton has announced his new album, 'Orca'". Dork. July 1, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  14. ^ Putney, Corey (August 14, 2017). "Impressions: Gus Dapperton – Yellow and Such (EP)". Rosemary Media. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  15. ^ Wyatt, Tyler (February 27, 2018). "Gus Dapperton teases indie listeners with another glimpse of stardom". Daily Collegian. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "Gus Dapperton – Ditch [New Single]". Acid Stag. June 6, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "I'm Just Snacking – Single by Gus Dapperton on Apple Music". Apple Music US. May 17, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  18. ^ ""Prune, You Talk Funny" – Gus Dapperton (Single Review)". Amnplify. November 25, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  19. ^ "Gus Dapperton shares new short film 'World Class Cinema,' headlining tour starts today". Broadway World. October 19, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  20. ^ "BTS with Gus Dapperton". Wonderland Magazine. February 7, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  21. ^ Hussein, Wandera (March 14, 2019). "Gus Dapperton drops new single "Fill Me Up Anthem"". The Fader. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  22. ^ "Gus Dapperton shares the video for 'Coax & Botany'". V2 Records. September 10, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  23. ^ "Gus Dapperton is ready to dance on new track 'Give it to Me Straight'". Turtlenek. August 20, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  24. ^ Polo, Maxamillion (April 23, 2020). "Gus Dapperton returns with "First Aid," an emo-tinged ode to his sister". Ones to Watch. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  25. ^ Wass, Mike (July 1, 2020). "Gus Dapperton Rolls Out "Post Humorous," Announces 'Orca' LP". Idolator. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  26. ^ Droke, Carolyn (September 2, 2020). "Gus Dapperton's Somber Single 'Medicine' Is A Sparkling Piano Ballad". Uproxx. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  27. ^ "Benee, HSI". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  28. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". ARIA. June 15, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  29. ^ "Discografie Benee". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  30. ^ "Benee, CAN". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  31. ^ "Discography Benee". irishcharts.com. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  32. ^ "Discografie Benee". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  33. ^ "Discography Benee". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  34. ^ "NZ Singles Chart – Issue #4838". Recorded Music NZ. March 28, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  35. ^ "Benee – Full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  36. ^ "PREMIERE: Enter the Waking Dream of Beshken's "Faceless" Video Featuring Gus Dapperton". www.vice.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  37. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2021 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  38. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – Singles 2020". Ultratop. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  39. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Benee"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  40. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Benee – Supalonely (ft. Gus Dapperton)". Music Canada. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  41. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Benee feat. Gus Dapperton – Supalonely". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  42. ^ Wass, Mike (August 3, 2020). "Surf Mesa & Gus Dapperton Team Up For "Somewhere"". Idolator. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  43. ^ spill tab - Velcro (Official Video) ft. Gus Dapperton, retrieved September 2, 2022
  44. ^ "Bonnie". SoundCloud. Retrieved September 2, 2022.