On June 1st 2021, London-born South Asian multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter/producer Dewan-Dean Soomary released his first single as Teenage Sequence, ‘All This Art’. Released by trans/queer US tastemaker label Get Better Records, ‘All This Art’ turned a scathing eye on the small hypocrisies of a music industry that doesn’t want face its own racial shortcomings— while poking fun at itself and sarcastically sending up the warped relationship we all have to ourselves and our art.
Clocking in at 6.29 of spoken word over a dance beat as bright, tart, and cutting as the song’s lyrics, “All This Art” broke modern rules of songwriting in favour of brutal honesty and bittersweet fun. It found critical praise from the likes of Flood Magazine, Alt Press, Stereogum, and Under the Radar; it was playlisted by NPR and received heavy radio play from the likes of Soho Radio, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Double J and KEXP, the last of which made it their song of week and featured Teenage Sequence as the face of their weekly “Music That’s Been Great” mix.
In December 2021, ’All This Art’ was formally released in the UK by Everything Suck Music as a double A-Side cassette with new single “The City Is Hungover.”