Polymath Jean Dawson is undeniably one of today’s most enigmatic and essential artists with a one-a-kind sound that is deeply unbound and not beholden to a specific genre. Equal parts musician and visual artist, the 26-year-old is both Mexican and Black and was raised in Tijuana and San Diego near the border. His love for music was ignited during his daily five-hour treks across the border to attend school in the US. He came up listening to the rock and rap that his parents loved, in addition to the Latin sounds that lined his home and everything in between that lined his youth in America.
Jean’s art provides a space that is both open and fluid, allowing listeners to exist sans labels, binaries, and expectations, ultimately finding belonging for many, which has led to a global cult following.
His singular sound and impact on the current music landscape have caught the attention of notable artists such as SZA, A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Miguel, Isaiah Rashad, and Mac DeMarco, all of whom have collaborated with Jean. He is also signed by Rick Rubin for publishing via American Recordings.
In 2022, Jean Dawson independently released one of the year’s most critically acclaimed and groundbreaking albums, ‘CHAOS NOW*’. The album debuted in the top 10 on both Spotify and Apple charts, is currently charting on radio, has amassed millions of streams, and received monumental praise from press in the US, UK, Latin America, and beyond. The release was followed by a completely sold out debut headlining +30 date tour around the United States. Additionally, the project was lauded by Billboard, Variety, The Fader, BET, Clash Magazine, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight and many others.
Earlier this year, Jean delivered an earth-shattering debut performance at the Coachella Music Festival for which Variety crowned him as one of the festival’s standout artists.share