by Harriet Kaplan
Dominic Fike has captivated and won over his audience with a distinct and unique brand of indie rock, rap and hip hop. The native of Naples FL sold-out show at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 12th which was a testament to his newfound popularity.
Energetic and animated, Fike rarely stood still onstage, dancing and jumping around. Beside recording covers like “Bags“ by Clairo and Paul McCartney’s “The Kiss of Venus,“ Fike is creating a catalog of his own original music that really strikes a chord with his audience being emotionally impactful as they sing along to every number. His sound showcases his diverse and eclectic tastes and puts the spotlight on his talents as a dynamic guitarist and skillful singer/songwriter.
Fike was backed by a great band consisting of versatile players who were solid and ably backed him on drums, bass, keys and guitars. Fike’s quirky sense of humor and personality shines through the music and really let’s his sheer raw talent take flight.
This is obvious and apparent in his accompanying videos that have helped to propel him. Fike has garnered millions of fans with the release of his debut extended play Don’t Forget About Me, Demos and his popularity has also increased with the song “3 Nights.” Fike has collaborated with the gifted artist Reim Wolfe on Photo I.D. This song and two accompanying videos has helped Fike to rack up even more viewer interest. Fike has also teamed with Brockhampton and Halsey pushing him further into the music public’s consciousness.
Another single, “Chicken Tenders” was also released. Later on, he went on to put out another single, “Politics & Violence.” His debut album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, created a mass sensation. It has gone on to chart very high in several countries including the United States. Among his growing accomplishments, Fike was also a headlining act for a concert series in the video game Fortnite. Fike is also an actor and cast member of the show Euphoria. Being a cute young guy and someone who is clearly very rough around the edges- he’s become a heartthrob and that has easily contributed to him winning over all his young female fans in the audience.
Though, he has been through a lot in his short life, having run ins with the law facing racism and dealing with sobriety and anxiety growing up. Despite that, his career is on the rise and musical input reflects his age, generation and current trends.
Falling in Love
Double Negative (Skeleton Milkshake)
The Kiss of Venus (Paul McCartner cover)
Politics & Violence
She Wants My Money
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