Dylan Gossett’s songs instantly leave an imprint. The Austin, TX-born singer and songwriter makes a mark with dusty instrumentation, gravelly vocal delivery, and emotionally vulnerable lyrics. Right off the bat, lines like “They say pressure makes diamonds. How the hell am I still coal?” and “Smells like weed and gasoline” come to mind. Guitar in hand and heart wide open, he writes every tune by himself and sings straight from the soul with no pretense and no filter. Throughout his college years at Texas A&M University, he never stopped playing guitar and singing. Passionate about Formula 1, Dylan took a job with Circuit of the Americas. In spring 2023, he began experimenting with posting his music online. He shared a rendition of The Lumineers’ “Ophelia” and eventually wound up gaining traction with a cover of Flatland Cavalry. As summertime rolled around, he caught fire with his independent debut single “To Be Free.” No doubt fueled by the “weed and gasoline” line, it exploded on TikTok and amassed nearly 6 million Spotify streams. However, his viral hit “Coal” catalyzed his breakthrough. It’s tallied over 50 million streams to date, while Billboard professed, “‘Coal’ and ‘To Be Free’ position Gossett as a formidable, heart-on-his-sleeve singer-songwriter with immense potential.” He recently introduced his next chapter with the single “Beneath Oak Trees” from his debut EP No Better Time, out now via Big Loud Texas / Mercury Records.