Image via SoundCloud

Image via SoundCloud

A lot can change in a year. A truism, granted, it nevertheless holds weight when daily steps lead to annual momentum. Virginia’s D.R.A.M. is no stranger to the rapid ascension that can follow persistent groundwork, and the right song: “Cha Cha” gave countless music fans a new act to follow, solidifying his status as a talented voice.

D.R.A.M.’s first release of 2016, “1 Year,” recognizes the swiftness of change. Atop charming, uplifting production from “Cha Cha” producer Gabe Niles, he reflects on all that he saw and achieved the past 12 months. The message is positive, but facts aren’t overlooked: success stems from blood, sweet, tears, and originality. Often imitated but never duplicated, D.R.A.M. is poised to keep growing.

Listen to “1 Year” below, and heed these words.