Written for Kurrent Music
Published July 15th 2017
There are many times that I (have to) multitask and I usually end up wishing I could split myself into more than one individual, but there’s one artist who has made this his trademark: meet Desmond Dennis….and his 4 alter egos.
After spending most his life studying boy bands and r&b music, he finally ended up being a member of one between 2010 and 2014 (ish). As a member of SJ3, a very young Desmond learned about the business. The youngsters released a couple of songs (which you can still find online) before splitting up, leaving Desmond to find his way for himself.
Desmond started doing what most singers do. He started a YouTube channels and dropped videos of him doing covers. That was already going well, reaching thousands of views with each video, but when harmonizing became the thing to do, he took a cappella videos to a different level from the rest.
The split screens videos were not for him. After all, he grew up wanting to be part of a boy band, so he recreated one by making videos with 5 other Desmonds. In the same shot. He calls his fantasy band “Clone 5”.