Arizona songwriter Daulton Hopkins and Victoria Bigelow have teamed up for their new single, “Mona Lisa”. The new song is an indie-folk masterpiece that touches the dynamic between an admirer and his idol. Listen to the song now below.
“A man has placed high hopes in Mona Lisa but is surprisingly disappointed when finally meeting her face to face,” says Hopkins. “Mona Lisa sharply responds that the real problem is the man’s heart because she never asked to be worshiped to begin with.”
Daulton Hopkins is the epitome of the left brain, right brain split. Growing up in Tucson, AZ, his time was consumed by baseball and the obsessive pursuit of academic perfection. His musical audience consisted exclusively of one low quality webcam, where the recordings were to never see the light of day.
In fact, until he released his first song on Spotify at 21, many of his friends and family were entirely unaware that he had an affinity for making music, and while he does still hold a full-time job in accounting, his creative side has been steadily molding his life and identity more and more.
At 26, Daulton now has 13 songs released on streaming platforms, and much to his shock has reached 14 million streams across all platforms. The growth has been anything but linear and required hundreds of hours of Internet-age networking and self-promotion. The effort can feel fruitless at times, but has also resulted in some memorable moments and breaks. From entering his cover of “Pictures of Girls” to Wallows and winning a signed record in return, to having Claudia Sulewski utilize his songs in several vlogs that ultimately multiplied his listeners tenfold, the journey has been wild and unpredictable, but ultimately one worth continuing.