Often genre-bending, thought provoking and emotion stoking, Dean Batten's music is most concretely one thing: captivating.
From October 2021 to March 2022, Dean released a new single each month; such works as “Would You Like to Come In?”, “Sky Pink”, “The Quiet Sounds of Sewing” and “Dennis”.
Dean is currently working on a mysterious new record, hosting a monthly acoustic show in his home town of Daytona Beach and touring the US either on his trusty motorcycle or in his converted Astro van.
Over the last six years Dean has explored a variety of sounds and loosely-related styles, from the delicate acoustic guitars of Tangier EP and Collection No. 1, to the electrified vintage-styled rock of Collection No. 2,to the dreamy and sometimes fuzzed-out loneliness of his first full-length projects B and Nausea.
This exploratory period culminated with Aries, his third full-length album, which details his own experience with overcoming suicidal depression and a rebirth into a better life.
His simple purpose is "to sing and say honestly". If you asked him, he'd say that "the active, sustained experience of meaning is the literal point of living" and that "making music is the single most meaningful thing I've found that I can do."
Whether live or in the studio, Dean Batten gives a passionate, full-bodied performance to his art that touches the shared humanity in all of us.