VIDEO PREMIERED EARLIER TODAY VIA COMPLEX;
SONG IMPACTS RADIO TODAY
DEBUT ALBUM DUE LATER THIS YEAR ON EPIC RECORDS
What The Press Is Saying About Jez Dior…
“Dior is shaping up to be one of the most exciting voices in music, and with the release of ‘Nobody Knows,’ it’s easy to see why. Dior’s lively spirit is palpable throughout, and his signature smooth and laid-back flow is the icing on this delectable sonic cake.” – ONES TO WATCH
“…the LA-based up-and-comer continues to make impacts with every new song…” – HYPEBEAST
“…[a] soul-bearing lyricist with a bright future and an interesting backstory.” – NYLON
Los Angeles-based rapper, singer and songwriter Jez Dior shares the official music video for his latest single “Nobody Knows (featuring Jackson Guthy).” Watch the music video HERE. Additionally, the song officially impacts radio today. Stream/purchase the track at all DSPs HERE via Epic Records.
Shot on location in Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT during Dior’s Fall 2018 tour, the video was directed by Voyager (Alex Meader and Connor Hair) and premiered earlier this morning via Complex. Dior’s most captivating visual to-date, the video showcases a more personal side to him, which perfectly complements the song’s sentiments. Featuring the story of a budding romance, the video highlights the rush of being fully spellbound by somebody. Interspersed with clips of Dior traveling on a sold-out tour, where he can’t stop thinking about his love interest, the visual showcases the highs and lows of infatuation. The concept of the video takes inspiration from Dior’s real life, representing the struggles he has dealt with in his own relationships while being a touring artist.
“’Nobody Knows’ is a love song, but not just about the glamour of being in love…” Dior tells Complex. “Relationships are hard. No matter how perfect somebody may seem to you, there will always be issues to overcome in any relationship. With the video we tried to portray that & actually shot it across two different states while I was on tour. It was definitely a different experience traveling while shooting a video… We had everything from trying to balance playing shows AND filming, to a drive-by shooting happening on location. It was a tough one, but I think it turned out to be really special.”
“Nobody Knows” is poised to anchor a breakthrough year for the genre-bending artist. Produced by Chris Wallace and Matt Rad (who have both worked with Dior on several past singles, and have credits individually across artists like Keith Urban, One Direction, Lupe Fiasco, Thirty Seconds to Mars, among others), the anthemic track is set to appear on Dior’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release later this year.
2018 saw much growth for the budding star. “Nobody Knows” follows the Summer 2018 release of singles “Cocaine,” “Kiss You Good” and “Come and Go (featuring ROME),” which have received millions of streams across platforms since release and received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Complex and more. He spent the Fall on a 21-date North America tour, in support of Azizi Gibson, taking his energetic live show to venues such as Baby’s All Right in New York City and The Roxy in Los Angeles—check out a video recap of Jez on the road, performing in Boston HERE. This past summer, he opened for rapper NONAME in the U.K. and performed at the HYPE Festival in Germany.
Dior’s music has amassed over 45 million global streams overall, and in 2018 his music was streamed for over 1 million hours on Spotify alone. Now with his upcoming album, 2019 is poised to be Jez Dior’s biggest year yet.
About Jez Dior:
A mold-breaker right out of the gate with a slew of notable mixtapes and EPs, Jez Dior has expertly threaded his hip hop and rock influences into a genre-bending aesthetic all his own. With emotive singles such as “Sober,” and “2 Birds” released to acclaim last year, and independently released projects like Scarlett Sage, The Funeral and Youthanasia, he’s cleared the decks for his upcoming album that melds his honest perspective and gritty L.A. roots into new sonic heights.
Growing up in a musical family with punk rock guitar legend Steve Dior as his dad, he’s deftly absorbed his unique background and influences (from the Doors to Nirvana to Eminem and Kanye West), forging a hard-hitting identity with confessional lyrics that pull no punches. Dior’s music has drawn critical acclaim since the start, with Nylon calling him a “soul-bearing lyricist with a bright future and an interesting backstory” and Hypebeast exclaiming that “the LA-based up-and-comer continues to make impacts with every new song…” He has also received attention from the likes of Complex, TIME Magazine, Billboard, XXL, Clash, VIBE, Alternative Press and more. He possesses a riveting live show that has seen him open for the likes of Chance The Rapper, B.o.B. and most recently Noname, while sharing the stage with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, G-Eazy (whom he has also collaborated with) at festivals around the world and more. Dior’s catalogue is near 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with his 2018 summer single “Cocaine” placed on the coveted New Music Friday playlist. Along with his own music, Jez Dior runs his own imprint, Funeral Crew.
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