Premiered on Complex Magazine , emerging soul/RnB sensation Dan Caplen has unveiled an entrancing rendition of the classic 2004 song “Blinded by the Lights” by The Streets. Replacing the pounding baseline of the original with gravelly blues tones, the Brixton-based musician taps into the melancholy of the original to deliver a heart-breaking track.
Stepping into the spotlight as an instant UK ‘One To Watch’, Dan Caplen was musically trained in Portland, Oregon, where he developed an undeniable technical ability as well as a penchant for sampling classic and charismatic sounds. The young Londoner – of Caribbean descent – feels as instantly accessible as he does sophisticated. He’s already been featured on early tastemakers Pigeons & Planes and Noisey, as well as garnering support slots with the likes of Honne and Anne-Marie – Caplen is building a name for himself in the influencers/early-adopter section.
Dan Caplen reminds us that his authenticity, talent and rawness are real weapons to establishing himself as one of 2017’s hottest tips.