Singer/songwriter Dolphin has sparsely released music over his years of making it, with his latest release, “Young Black Mind,” coming out at the beginning of 2015. The Baltimore-born musician has enough music to make 50 full-length, so maybe his newest single, “Functional,” will be the first sound we hear from one of them.
Led simply by an acoustic guitar until the drums drop halfway through, Dolphin sings about love (or the absence of it), unsure of his and his partners intentions and emotions. He questions, “Why are you running away from what’s functional?” — a question anyone has asked themselves before.
Press play on “Functional” below. (And no, your speakers aren’t broken. It starts 30 seconds in.)