As part of a string of singles leading up to the release of debut album ‘Local Boy Climbs the Ladder’, Local Boy has shared Get Up (Out The Bed) – a further exploration of the soul and funk sound he has been delving into in his recent productions.
The track explores a tongue in cheek lyrical theme as the self-proclaimed slacker attempts to motivate himself to leave the comfort of his bedroom and faces the challenges of the outside world. Local Boy delivers his trademark theatrical vocals over smooth funk chords that call to mind Aja era Steely Dan as much as they do his contemporaries such as Still Woozy and Steve Lacy.
“Sometimes your bed can be the most comfortable, safe place in the world and I’m as guilty as anyone of retreating to that environment more often than is productive,” Local Boy says.
“My music often gets hit with the ‘slacker’ moniker so I wanted to make something to uplift my fellow slackers into getting up and taking action”.
Local Boy has also announced album release tour dates coming up in a few weeks.
‘An Evening with LOCAL BOY + some special guests’ will be coming to Áras na nGael, Galway, August 25th; The Record Room, Limerick, August 26th; and Workman’s Cellar, Dublin, September 22nd. Tickets go on sale soon, follow Local Boy on socials for details.
Local Boy is a Dublin based musician who creates highly idiosyncratic pop music which he oversees entirely from inception to mastering – having spent years honing his abilities as a producer and an engineer despite his young age. He invites listeners into his sonic and lyrical world packed with hip-hop beats, colorful guitar chords and creative wordplay.
In the short time he has been releasing music under the Local Boy moniker, he has racked up millions of Spotify streams, supported international acts such as Easy Life, Hobo Johnson, and Open Mike Eagle, sold out his several headline gigs in both Dublin and London. In 2022 he signed a lucrative publishing deal with industry giant Peermusic for his original compositions and his burgeoning crafts of production and songwriting.
Following up on the successful release of the ‘Local Boy Helps Himself’ EP in summer 2021 which saw several tracks added to high-profile Spotify editorial playlists such as ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Our Generation’, and ‘Peach’ – Local Boy then returned with his well-received 2022 single Reality, an honest rumination of the artist’s mental health struggles.
Local Boy is now gearing up for the release of an album which will complete the trilogy he began with his 2019 EP release. The album expands on the themes explored in Local Boy’s previous releases, with several songs critiquing the difficulty of making a living in modern Ireland – Local Boy however never loses his optimistic outlook throughout the record with several tracks including lead single ‘Milkshake Pilltaste’ celebrating life’s simple pleasures.
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