Even growing up in Spring, Texas on a diet of local hip-hop and singing in church with his family DE’WAYNE knew “if I got the chance, I could do something great.” Determined to make it happen, he moved to L.A. at aged 19, worked two jobs to pay rent and “really went to the school of being dirt poor, learning how to write songs and where you want to put your voice in the world.” Five years in the making, debut album ‘STAINS’ (out June 18th on Hopeless Records) sees the alt-pop superstar moving effortlessly through an eclectic range of styles, scenes and genres. It captures all the vibrant excitement he’s been building since the release of ‘National Anthem’ and promises that there’s a lot more to come. “Every song on this record is urgent because it has to be.” Even in a post-genre world where everyone is free to do whatever they want, DE’WAYNE is in a lane of his own. “People either love it or they don't get it yet,” he explains. Give them time.