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Conversations with Delon Dutchin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Delon Dutchin.

Hi Delon, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Growing up on Long Island (New York) my family was one of the few populations of black households in a predominantly white school district. She (my mother) encouraged us to strive for the best and to embrace our personalities both athletically & artistically. She gave me my first journal, where I started just detailing my days. Now I’m still writing it’s just processed to music. I mean she urged us me & my siblings (Aidan Amani & Romel) to take music lessons and drama classes after school at one point when my parents could afford it. It’s incredible but when I look back at the beginning of my individuality as an artist id say she was the one to give me the tools.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It certainly hasn’t been easy. But you know I feel I set such a high standard and vision for myself that I’m always climbing my way up and just continuing to push to outdo myself. Balancing and maintaining healthy relationships has also been a struggle for me. I talk about it often in my music. Realizing that not everyone at your party is there to see you have a good time. Addiction & Mental health is something me and my family have always dealt with on some level. Growing up in a Guyanese family there’s just a lot of things that go unsaid. There’s a stigma that your weak if you need help and there’s too much pride a lot of the time for the individuals to ask for help. Writing & exercise has always been that outlet for me, I say It all in my art & music.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Hey I’m Delon Dutchin I’m from long island NY I’m a Guyanese American artist. I’ve been active Musically since ’17 & acting since ‘10. I’ve always been into finding new ways to express myself artistically. I began this journey for stardom with a 2010 feature film “win-win” and later developed my manifestations into more artistic opportunities with a multitude of camera work (fashion shows, movies, and music videos) to add to my resume. I truly love what I do and find joy in the fact that this is what I wanted to do since I was a child. It feels good to know that I’m still growing and staying true to that. Writing is a huge passion of mine and in 2017, I debuted my first project “Growing Pains” (SoundCloud), and moved to Los Angeles CA to bring my talents full circle. I recently Debuted my first full-length studio album titled “ALCOHOL DOESN’T MAKE IT EASIER TO SAY ANYTHING” now streaming (released 2/14/21 ) the album is a good depiction of my art life over the past four seasons. It dives into the concept of “healthy relationships” and embodies the feelings of being distant in a bad situation for too long. I would describe this album as personal, there’s just so much more intimacy & vulnerability that’s being shared between me and my fans than ever before. It’s something everyone can relate to. “ALCOHOL DOESN’T MAKE IT EASIER TO SAY ANYTHING” by Delon available everywhere.

How do you think about luck?
I don’t call it luck; I just look at it that I’m blessed and that I am a child of God. Life is about perspective for me that’s what played a great deal in my success. Being able to look at my mistakes and learn from them and say, “okay these doors are closed so let’s open a window”. I just aim to find the good in things. I think that’s a blessing to find gratitude in every situation, and that’s something I am still always striving to improve.

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