Jez Dior Announces Debut Album, "Handle With Care" & Shares Two New Singles
On the heels of crossing 50 million-plus streams, Los Angeles-based genre-bursting songwriter, singer and rapper Jez Dior uncovers two new tracks—"Don’t You Worry” and “Please Don’t Go”—today.
The songs set the stage for the impending arrival of his anticipated full-length studio debut album, Handle With Care [Epic Records], arriving October 4, 2019.
Bright guitar gives way to handclaps and a sweeping choir on the uplifting and undeniable “Don’t You Worry.” Between a six-string lead, an empowering hook exudes stadium-size ambition as Jez reassures, “No, I won’t let go. Through the highs and low, don’t you worry, no.”
On “Please Don’t Go,” his cadence slides from intense raps into a singalong chant backed by acoustic strumming. Be on the lookout for visuals to accompany both songs in the near future.
The two tracks follow a slew of previously released tracks over the past year, including “Cocaine,” which Billboard referred to as “intoxicating,” and “Nobody Knows (ft. Jackson Guthy),” which became a top 40 record at Rhythmic Radio earlier this year. Both are set to appear on the album.
Handle With Care hinges on an honest and cathartic thematic thread from top to bottom.
About the record, he commented, “I've always used music as a form of therapy and writing Handle With Care saved my life. This album is the story of the first 27 years of my life and the difference between me joining ‘The 27 club’ and living. The name comes from the fact that this project is my entire life up until this point bundled up into something very fragile and delicate—just like me. I wrote these songs while battling depression and overwhelming anxiety, while dealing with heartbreak, death, and psychological trauma. I know that this music will speak to and help anyone going through similar situations. I can't wait to share it with the world.”
As such, Jez Dior tells his story like never before and urges you to Handle With Care.
Reflecting grunge songcraft, hip-hop adventurousness, and disruptive pop charm, Jez Dior lifts heartache into hypnotic genre-mashing. He ignited an ever-growing following on independent projects like Scarlett Sage, The Funeral, and Youthanasia. Moreover, he quietly racked up over 50 million total streams across anthems such as “Lucky Enough” [18.4 million streams], “Old No. 7” [feat. G-Eazy] [16.1 million streams], “Heroin” [9.7 million streams], and “Long Sun” [8.5 million streams] in addition to collaborating with everyone from ROME of Sublime to G-Eazy to Jackson Guthy. Beyond endorsements from Complex, Nylon, Hypebeast, and XXL, he earned the praise of TIME, Clash, Alternative Press, and more in addition to gracing stages with Chance The Rapper, B.o.B, Kanye West, and J Cole. The son of iconic guitarist Steve Dior, he resurrects rock in rap’s image with a confessional call-to-action. Leading the Funeral Crew movement and imprint, Jez Dior’s uprising has just begun.