Two Feet is the soulful, atmospheric solo project of N.Y.C.-based singer/songwriter Bill Dess, who balances his breathy, yearning vocals with heavy bass grooves, guitar riffs, and moody electronic flourishes. The project first gained attention in 2016 when the track "Go Fuck Yourself" went viral, paving the way for Dess' debut First Steps EP.
Born Zachary William Dess in 1993, Dess grew up in Manhattan, where he first became fascinated with music during an elementary school trip to The Nutcracker. As a middle schooler he began composing his own chamber works for his school's orchestra, and eventually turned his attention to an eclectic mix of sounds from Chicago blues to hip-hop and trap music. He enrolled at Berklee School of Music in Boston, but dropped out early to focus on making music. Following an intense period of recording at his apartment, he emerged with the single "Go Fuck Yourself." He uploaded the track online and it quickly went viral, racking up over eight million streams and debuting at number 48 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart.
Not long afterwards, Dess signed with Republic Records and released his debut EP, First Steps. A second EP, Momentum, followed in 2017, as did an extensive tour. He then issued his third EP, 2018's A 20 Something Fuck, which included the singles "Hurt People" (featuring Madison Love) and "I Feel Like I'm Drowning," the latter of which hit number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. In 2019, Two Feet joined Panic! At the Disco on tour as the opening act. ~ Matt Collar