Raised in Harrisburg, PA, and in love with music since before he was born, D. Eugene would kick in utero to the sound of good songs, later seeking escapism in the likes of soul legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White and James Brown.
D’s Aunt would often take him to church as a toddler, nurturing an inherent connection to melodies, harmonies, textures, tones and storytelling, and ultimately igniting a fire that would never fade.
During his teenage years, babysitting for his younger siblings gave D. the opportunity to blast nineties classics at volume, soon imparting a lifelong adoration for acts like Mary J, Faith Evans and Jodeci. As such, his music is undoubtedly rooted in both emotional depth and professional composition, and the resulting style speaks volumes.
Written and Performed by D. Eugene
Directed by: The Conscious Collective
Blissfully smooth vocals and dreamy production blend subtle layers of funk and soul, as D.Eugene releases the engaging modern love song ‘Claim To Need’.
Released May 19th, 2023 and featuring long-form lyrical progressions and equal parts delicacy and passion, ‘Claim To Need’ guides listeners through a story of infatuation, towards the unique resolve of a title and hook fusing skillfully with the natural flow of the track. Backed by sublime harmonies and subtly warped keys and guitars, ‘Claim To Need’ introduces D. Eugene as an artist with a naturally masterful way with performance and writing. Though his very first single to be completed, this kicked off a chain of creativity that now promises the releases of multiple originals to follow.