On November 13th, Detroit indie-pop artist and producer Lover Boy is set to release his highly anticipated sophomore single, “Purple Thoughts”, which sees him team up with rapper Lex Bratcher.
This new artistic project from Lover Boy has emerged out of this strange and unprecedented time; with the American hoping his music will provide a means of escape and release from the overwhelming stresses and challenges of life. Releasing his debut single “Go Insane” in September, he draws inspiration from a variety of genres and moods – evolving his sound and artistry with each new release.
“Purple Thoughts” is the latest example of this. The track is Lover Boy’s first collaborative release, a melting pot of sonic influences including jazz, soul, rap and R&B elements,all contributing towards his idiosyncratic and nonchalant style. The song’s rich, funky instrumental provides the perfect drop for Lover Boy’s sleek & smooth vocals on the chorus, combining this with the rhythmic rap linesand clever cadence of Lax Bratcher on the verses.
Delving into the song, and the meaning behind it, Lover Boy explains “Purple thoughts was made from the perspective of a person who knows they are being judged. Shrugging it off and not letting it ruin your day.”
With more music on the horizon, Lover Boy is no doubt one to firmly keep an eye on.
“Purple Thoughts” is set for release November 13th.