Sometimes, romantic relationships can be stifling if your partner is smothering you. When you need some space from your partner and you can’t get it, it can be frustrating to deal with. Mississauga, ON-based hip-hop artist Dylan Joshua vents this frustration in new single, “toomanytimes”. Check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5TFOve2hI
Against a laid-back beat and acoustic guitar and drums, Dylan Joshua laments about needing some space from his partner. Not only have they been fighting a lot, but he sees her so much that it feels too much.
“Too much on my mind I needed space, yeah
Too much of these fights I need a break, yeah
How much of my time you wanna waste?
Shordie in my mind or in my face”
Lyrically and production wise, the song is reminiscent of other hip-hop breakup songs such as J. Cole’s “Nothing Lasts Forever” and El-P’s “The Overly Dramatic Truth”. Its beat encourages the listener to relax, while the lyrics encourage sitting with your feelings.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/1yFGpDXLEnBF9Flc6h6c8E?si=8f322a84e1c7422f&nd=1
With over 10 million streams across platforms, Dylan Joshua is creating a reputation as an elite level multi-faceted artist. The producer, songwriter, and designer is carving out a cult-like fanbase through his ability to connect with people through a unique blend of musicality, lyricism, and relatable topics.
Often compared to veteran acts such as Frank Ocean, Bryson Tiller, and Travis Scott, Dylan brings a rugged emotional feel blending R&B and Hip-Hop. He debuted with his 2020 EP Hologram, which received praise from outlets such as The Hype Magazine and Clash Magazine.
With a string of follow ups that included the 2021 EP Lost Travels and the early 2023 EP Loading, Dylan Joshua gained further accolades, including features on editorial music playlists such as Spotify’s Fresh Finds in Hip Hop Apple Music’s Breakin’ R&B. “twomanytimes” is the first single from Dylan Joshua’s new EP Leave You In The Ends.