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Dexter Shares New Video For “Paper Cup”

December 16, 2021



South West London’s dexter shares a new video for her latest track ‘Paper Cup’, directed by London-based LAUZZA, who has previously shot music videos for the likes of PinkPantheress.  dexter recently held her first ever ‘show’ via dexter’s first sandwich party’, a lo-fi sold-out event thrown with friends in Herne Hill. 

dexter has this incredible ability to eleate any listener to an entirely new world. compelling elevated ambiance starts to relish whilst hooking the audience. This vibrant atmosphere progresses and once Dexter’s immersive vocal notes join the creation the energy simply explodes. As we’ve stated before, dexter is such a visionary artist bringing their unique authenticity to their creations. A melodic and dynamic ensemble with this unpredibatele edge, flirting between fast and urgent to calmer, soothing sounds. The lyrics ooze this intimacy which resonates with power in the minamilist yet consuming aura. Another addictive track and video from this compelling artist.

‘Paper Cup’ and its video follow the release of dexter’s debut EP I Do Love a Good Sandwich in August this year, which includes singles like ‘Still Got Time’, ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘I Like Me’. The release saw Pigeons & Planes describe dexter as “an incredibly gifted songwriter”, and also picked up fast praise from the likes of NME, DIY, Clash, Notion, The Line of Best Fit, Dummy and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1

dexter is the moniker of 18-year-old Charmaine, who first arrived with a series of self-uploads in 2020 that were created entirely on her phone. They caught the attention of the likes of Annie Mac and Sian Eleri on BBC Radio1, and were independently picked up by playlists including Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Our Generation, of which dexter was recently the cover. These early tracks, including ‘Maybe the Problem Is Me’ and ‘Same Way‘, have now amassed over one million combined streams. Amongst all of the growing attention and acclaim, Charmaine had kept her project entirely a secret, working under the name ‘dexter’ anonymously. A recent reveal to her family has meant the project is less shrouded in secrecy, however the alias has stuck and dexter has firmly arrived. Capturing a raw sense of youthful melancholy and a bittersweet self-awareness, dexter’s latest release will no doubt resonate with her audience and beyond.

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