Having been making music for almost a decade, Jasper Dean continues to find themself both as an individual and as an artist, debuting the third single under their rebranded project, "Jasper Dean." Their latest, "split lip," is an impressive testament to their growth musically, continuing to explore new sounds, while not letting adversity get in their way.
Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Jasper Dean delivers upbeat indie / hyperpop-esque production, co-produced by josph, with lyrics that figuratively and literally cut deep, splitting the lip, almost as if you can feel the pain Jasper felt when writing this song. Dean says of the track, ""split lip" is about faking your personality in order to impress someone, and the consequences that come after they realize you're not who you pretended to be." I'm sure we've all been there before, falling for someone and trying to be the person you think they're looking for. Dean paints this picture when they sing,
"Boy got a split lip,
Forgot to put his money where his mouth is."
The vocal delivery from Jasper Dean is what is most captivating to me. There's a certain rawness, under-processed, component that makes it more vulnerable, allowing the listener to feel more accessible to Dean and relate to their message. With upbeat production, and a memorable chorus, Dean has a new standout in their growing discography for fans to sing along to. Listen to "split lip" below.