TRACES, the atmospheric genre-bending project of LA-native Tim Dehnert, has unveiled his newest song “idbh.” off his upcoming Heart of Gold EP. Reveling in a variety of synths and drum machine bass drops, “idbh.” thunders away between Dehnert’s lush crooning. Anthemic in its harsh introspections, the song is one of many on the EP that the young 20-year-old singer has molded out of his struggles with identity after the move to Los Angeles. Even the song’s title, an acronym for “I don’t belong here,” emphasizes its vivid melancholic textures–with every surge pulsing energy Dehnert’s become that much more frantic. “idbh.” fulfills Traces’ alt-r&b tastes and the rest of the EP promises to showcase the many other tones of hip-hop, blues, and soul that the singer/songwriter has in his repertoire.
“When ‘idbh.’ was written, I knew it was going to be the centerpiece for the EP. If someone wants to know what I do as an artist, this song has every piece. The song itself was about these random panic attacks and social anxiety I started experiencing when I moved to LA,” Dehnert said of the song. “I had been an extrovert all my life until it switched abruptly. I couldn’t engage with certain groups of people and always assumed the worst of them. I was trying to find support and encouragement from people but all the anxiety and mistrust wouldn’t allow me to get close.”
Listen to TRACES’ new song “idbh.” below!
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