In conversation with 19-year-old singer, Gus. He’s making a breakthrough into the music industry as he charms our ears with mellow tunes. Introduce yourself. Hello my name is Gus Dapperton and I’m 19 years old. I grew up in Warwick, New York. Now I attend Drexel University in Philly. Describe your sound. Pure and full of life. It is hard for me to categorize it in a particular genre. When did you start making music? I always played music and wrote songs growing up but I didn’t seriously start making music until I was 13. Why do you create music? It is my passion and true love. I try to convey every major experience in my life in a way that everyone can relate to. Whenever I make that connection it’s an absolutely wonderful feeling. What are your goals for music? I hope to be the best artist I can be and reach as many people as possible. I want to make timeless art. Who inspires you? Elijah Bank$y, Matthew Cohen, Beshken, and Daniel Regan. Proudest moment in music so far? I cannot pinpoint a particular moment but I do take pride in understanding the constant progression I go through every time I finish a new song. If you could wor k with a ny other music artist, who would it be & why? I can’t think of anyone else right now other than Beshken. He make s genuine art and I love working with him. He is also a dear friend. How do you feel when you listen to music? I feel nostalgic and very existent in our world. How do you feel when you create music? I feel invincible and very existent in my head. You can find Gus @gusdapperton on Instagram & Twitter.