SALLY BOY – LIKE THIS – 360 MAGAZINE
Today, rising artist Sally Boy releases his new single, “like that,” now through Noisy Robot/RCA Recordings. The single follows the artist to watch the artist’s latest string of hits, including “true american” and “I love you,” and releases his next EP, Music 2 Crash 2out August 24.
The relaxing single is a low-fi version that puts Sally BoyThe melodic voice of is on full display, going back and forth between crooner choruses and its quick, witty lyricism. The breezy alt-pop track echoes the laid-back, summer-infused sounds fans can expect from his latest work later this month.
About Sally Boy
The Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter burst onto the scene in 2020 with his debut EP EREZ, while a senior at USC with a major in popular music and a minor in philosophy. The EP has received numerous accolades, including features in Wonderland, Flaunt, American songwriter, To monitorand more, besides earning Sally Boy an investment on Pigeons & Airplanes’ “Top New Artists List”. It also gained support from Spotify, landing on anti pop, indie pop, University bars, young free, I don’t know reading lists.
Self-acceptance is the basis of Sally Boy. Erez adopted the name after writing the song “Sally Boy,” his first real solo effort outside of his work with his band. It’s a dreamy conversation with his younger self tuned to a beautiful acoustic guitar. As a child, Erez was sometimes teased for being gentle. Emotional. Feminine. The bullshit machismo that young boys absorb and inflict on others makes him feel stifled and strange. As if he didn’t belong. He tried to bury that side of himself and create a character that felt tougher, more masculine. But it wasn’t true. By doubling Sally Boy, Erez dispenses with inauthentic self-presentation. His EP 2021, Lies I tell myselfcaptures that tone perfectly.
Lies I tell myself is about levity, energy and being unashamedly yourself. Each song on the disc contains at least one line in which he tells himself a half-truth to feel better. Despite the concept behind the project, Erez didn’t force anything while writing the songs. They are simply expressions of who he is and where he is. Sally Boythe music is playful, with drums that enter your system at the molecular level, forcing you to move; the lyrics have bluster, even when mixed with self-mockery. It’s a fun celebration of self-acceptance, flaws and everything.
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