DZE is an observer and a storyteller. ASTOLDBY is a journey with DZE through childhood perceptions, growing up, family affairs, and his various relationships. It's a thinking man's album full of emotion. The depth on the album is real. Each track has so many minute details in the lyrics it's obvious DZE has experienced what he is speaking on. Standouts include Kids, Trekell Park, Jules, and What a Day.