An Interview With Poster Boy
A fresh new single from poster boy delivers A colorful and slightly edgy Pop single that borders on A little bit of that 90's underground all pop Soundscape at times feels absolutely great to listen to and headphones.
"Brand New Scar" Subgenres and forward facing genres together in a unique and slick Way that creates an atmosphere That's definitely a bit different than What you may be used to.
You get some awesome vocoder effects and some classic disco style beats with a Kick-ass four on the floor stomp but the whole thing really delves into different territory with the vocals and with the subject matter.
Just the whole feel of the song is completely addictive, and the groove is absolutely infectious Along with Poster Boys' Natural charisma, and it just oozes out with each passing minute.
What is also quite cool is just the way that the beat and percussion build towards the middle and end of the song. The way the song starts to breathe and change its vibe on its own and become more excitable and still not lose its catchy or dreaminess.
This single isn't even an acquired taste This is a bit of a banger that appeals to everyone. Well, everyone that's got rhythm anyway.
The song definitely gets you up and moving. You'll be shaking your ass in your seat in no time. I dare you to try and fight it.
This is a nearly perfect showcasing of a young artist's abilities to create something that can wrap itself around you and it feels great.
With the release of such a killer single we wanted to have a sit-down Poster Boy to find out where this came from and what might be coming next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with "Brand New Scar". This song has a mellow and edgy but warm and colorful feel to it. Where did this song come from?“
Brand New Scar” came from the toughest years of my life (2020 and 2021). In the span of these seemingly endless years, I faced deep depression, hyperactive anxiety, drug addiction, I moved 5 times, got my heart broken, and came out of these years with not only scars on my heart and mind but actual physical scars on my chin and forehead from one of the hardest nights within those two years. So this song is me commemorating and processing those years and turning them into something beautiful. Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you? When did you fall in love with music really?
Picture this: I’m 6 years old. My dad and I are running errands around town in his 1989 Plymouth Sundance. He reaches under the passenger seat to pull out a box of old cassette tapes. Sifting through the iconic Journey and Judas Priests records he grabs “Hysteria” by Def Leppard and inserts the tape into the stereo.. I’m floored. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a song man. It’s still one of my favorite records to date. Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
Songwriting is a whimsical and mysterious process for me. It’s this urge that rushes over me and I have no choice but to create. Whether it’s the music, lyrics, or concept, most of the time it’s just something that hits me randomly and then I spend a ridiculous amount of time honing each and every aspect, word, and sound until I decide it’s perfect. It’s crazy too, even when I think I’ve run out of ideas, with time I’m continually blessed with new ones. Buzz Slayers: This song has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
Bon Iver, Ryan Beatty, Def Leppard, Toro y Moi, The 1975, No Rome, The Story So Far Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Other than working my jobs, I love to make art, surf, ski, rock climb, cook, trail run, read, and more. I’ve got a ridiculous amount of passions haha. Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
I’ve been enthralled with Ethel Cain’s album this year. I’ve also been circling back to some Rostam and BROCKHAMPTON lately. Djo’s and Joji’s albums have been in the rotation too. Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
Not currently. I’m planning on doing a little tour this summer after the album drops. But I’m an independent artist working full time jobs, so I’m staying busy trying to promote and market these singles right now. Listeners can follow my instagram to stay tuned for live shows @ohboyitsandy Buzz Slayers: This song feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Definitely! The biggest thing I can say is just create, create, create! Create until your skills catch up to your taste. It can take a long time but you’ll get there. Also, utilize and seek out every resource you can. Most people can’t do it alone. I call on people for help and advice all the time if I think it will make the end product better. Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Well, they can expect more, that's for sure. This is the first single of a full length record. As far as content goes, expect the unexpected. You’ve only heard a small piece of my creativity. Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you so much for being here. I hope the music speaks to you, inspires you, and comforts you. I’ve slaved over these songs and I can’t wait to share more.