Deniz Love brings a much needed new perspective to the world of indie-pop, tapping into his multicultural heritage and diverse tastes to share his message of love. A dual-citizen of The United States and Turkey, Deniz has taken an unusual path to the brink of indie stardom. Now, with the release of his most compelling material to date, the Houston based artist is poised to reach his largest audience yet.
Before launching his career in music, Deniz was a top ranked Division one college soccer player. His natural gift for the beautiful game allowed him to travel the world extensively, meeting people from every walk of life, and listening to their stories. These years of travel set the stage for the border-defying style that would later come to define his music. Deniz was on his way to going pro, training with MLS’s Houston Dynamo when his career was abruptly cut short by a devastating injury. It would prove to be a blessing in disguise, however, as it offered Deniz the opportunity to find his true purpose in life - music.
Love has crafted his work after Indie Pop greats like Harry Styles, The 1975, and Dominic Fike. As MTV News’s, Carson Mlnarik describes him as, “heavenly”, Love uses his euphoric guitar tones and energetic vocal textures to underline emotional awareness. In 2022, Love released his debut album, “All Waves Pass,” which reached the top 50 iTunes charts for Alternative Album's. All Waves Pass also features production and engineering work done by Koby Hass (credits with Miguel, Mary J Blige, Gucci Mane, Rihanna, Keri Hilson), Ryan Mellow (Don Toliver, Travis Scott), Matthew O’Neil (Justin Bieber), and Boy Jugo. Taking inspiration from elements of nature and playful spins on reality, Deniz Love combines the nostalgic feeling of somewhere we once were, with the exciting feeling of going somewhere newer.