By Colin Dierckins
Singer-songwriter, Sam Dew, made a surprise appearance on Sunday night’s MTV VMA Awards, accepting an award on behalf of Taylor Swift and ZAYN for the song I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker). Dew co-wrote the song with fellow singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff. The majority of the audience were probably unfamiliar with Dew, who Antonoff described as his “favorite new artist in the world.”
Most recently, the Chicago-born artist has saved some of his material for himself, which he debuted over the past couple of days in the form of two tracks: Runner and Remember. Dew’s soulful crooning serves as the main instrument on both tracks that we can only hope is the start of a full-length LP in the near future.