boyhood. traces his personal journey from hopelessness to gratitude on ‘Crash’

As a trans man, the artist pays homage to his unconventional experience of boyhood

16.08.22, Words by: Billy Ward

Having taken a lengthy hiatus from releasing music, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer boyhood. returns with a brand new single entitled ‘Crash’.

The first release since 2021’s well-received cover of Donna Lewis’ sleeper hit ‘I Love You Always Forever’ and the first original music since 2020’s ‘Warmer’, the U.S. artist’s latest offering synthesises his personal experiences and feelings through a melting pot of alt-pop, indie and electronic influences.

Speaking about the new single, boyhood. comments: “The first half of the song was written in mid 2020, when I was feeling a lot of hopelessness and stagnation. With time and perspective, it has evolved into a feeling of immense gratitude for not getting what I once desperately wanted and thought I needed. Without a traditional chorus, the song gradually evolves and builds to trace that journey.”

As a trans man, the name “boyhood.” is an evolving homage to the experience of having had an unconventional one, and an exploration of how a repressed and limited childhood has influenced a full and intentional adulthood.

Combining chaotic and energetic samples with soothing vocal melodies, the self-produced new track puts boyhood. back on course and sets him up to make the rest of 2022 his own.

Stream ‘Crash’ below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘Crash’ by boyhood. is out now via DMY.

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