Kenton Dunson first became a blip on the radar with his remix of John Legend’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and his buzz has only grown since. We previously featured his second single “Firestarter” off Creative Destruction 2 and today we have the final product. If you enjoyed that single, you will love this entire album. My only gripe about it is the length of it. Although, I guess it is better for an artist to leave you wanting more rather than less.
There are some real gems on Creative Destruction 2 and choosing a favorite track from it is a tough decision. Specifically, I am having a hard time deciding if I love “Face Off” or “Mine Again” more. “Face Off” is flawless in terms of the production and content but there is just something about that Syl Johnson sample coupled with the acoustic backdrop in “Mine Again” that I can’t get enough of. “Beautiful Fight” is also close runner-up with its Kanye-esque sample and unique percussion. It is a song you can ride in your car to across town. Windows down.
“Creative Destruction 2 is about more than Kenton Dunson. It’s about life, ambition, heartbreak and most importantly, passion. When I came up with the Creative Destruction concept for the first album, I didn’t think it would turn into a series. But as a developing artist in a saturated music environment, I know it’s important to display what you have as soon as it’s ready. This time around, the term Creative Destruction meant replacing my old creative approach as an artist to build more tangible songs that touched a wider base of listeners while remaining original. I believe I struck a solid balance with Creative Destruction 2. I kept the album short and relevant, there’s no fluff on this project. It’s all self-produced and I was able to include two great features to round out the album. This is my best work to date and the momentum is amazing.”
– Kenton Dunson
Download the entire album for free on Kenton Dunson’s Facebook page!
As a bonus, here is the remix that got people first buzzing about Kenton Dunson, the male version of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” as I would call it. The additional production from Kenton truly adds to John Legend’s cover and his two verses fit in seamlessly.