Dawen, who dropped his album American Me last year, performs his singles ‘Wake Up’ & ‘Just You’ for Turtlist Media. ‘Wake Up’ is one of his stronger cuts from the album, and he sings the deliberate lyrics with conviction and authenticity. I think I even prefer this stripped down, unplugged type of version over the studio cut. But if you’ve ever faced ignorance due to your ethnicity, this song’s for you.
As for ‘Just You’, it’s a gentle ballad that sounds great on Piano. Once again I think I like it better live!