dvsn says “If I Get Caught” cheating they still love you in new single

July 24, 2022

Critically lauded R&B act dvsn (comprised of singer Daniel Daley and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Nineteen85) has released their provocative, conversation-starting new single “If I Get Caught“. Accompanied by an equally thought-provoking new video, it samples Jay-Z’s Song Cry from his seminal 2001 album The Blueprint.

It spins the hip-hop classic into a moral dilemma about infidelity and its impact on a relationship. The song addresses the universal question: Is cheating a deal breaker? Now, this may not be as black and white as it initially seems especially hearing what dvsn has to sing about it. It is an anthem about the meaning of loyalty and the toll that a breach of trust can place on two lovers. 

Photo Credit – Nate Shuls

 “If I get caught cheating, that don’t mean I don’t love you,” dvsn sings in the chorus as they try to convince her of the deeper feelings they harbour. Though it’s sung from the perspective of a man, its themes are universal as the breach of trust will undoubtedly put a strain on the relationship. The video showcases Daniel Daley and his best friend Mal embarking on a boys’ night out. All the while, Daniel’s girlfriend is left at home with a forgotten phone that is blowing up with all sorts of messages.

“If I Get Caught” marks dvsn‘s first release in 2022. In 2021, the duo released a joint album with Ty Dolla $ign, Cheers to the Best Memories. Featuring singles like the slow jam “Memories” and the late Mac Miller-assisted “I Believed It,” the album received praise from outlets like: 

  • VIBE
  • The New Yorker
  • RESPECT Magazine
  • Complex 
  • Rolling Stone

The year that was for dvsn

Last January, dvsn released Amusing Her Feelings, the deluxe version of 2020’s A Muse In Her Feelings, with 4 new songs. A Muse, the duo’s second album on OVO Sound, boasted an all-star cast of collaborators including: 

  • Future
  • Popcaan
  • Buju Banton
  • Summer Walker
  • Jessie Reyez
  • Snoh Aalegra
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Shantel May

It peaked at #5 on the US Top R&B Albums Chart and garnered more than 349 million streams, bringing their total past 1.7 billion streams. 

That number is sure to increase with “If I Get Caught,” a song that promises to spark a cultural conversation and introduce even more fans to their thoughtful, intricate, and introspective songs.

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