Dennis Lloyd is the alias of Nir Tibor, a heartfelt singer and frank lyricist, as well as a trumpeter and producer, with a dusky hybrid sound that organically incorporates classic soul influences. The Tel Aviv, Israel native debuted in 2015 with "Playa (Say That)," after which he spent a year based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he wrote and recorded dozens of new songs. A handful of additional singles and accompanying videos were released across 2016 and early 2017. The most successful of the bunch was "Nevermind," a ballad quickly streamed well over a million times and added to playlists of radio stations in Lloyd's home country. All the while, Lloyd was active as a performer in small venues and at festivals.