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Local Boy shares new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

July 29, 2022

Following on from the success of ‘Milkshake Pilltaste’ earlier this month, Local Boy keeps the summer vibes coming with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, a singalong anthem celebrating kindness, friendship, and solidarity in the face of economic uncertainty. The sophomore single from Local Boy’s upcoming album – ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ is a thrilling amalgamation of the Dublin artists diverse sphere of influence drawing on west coast hip-hop melody, booming drum loops and psychedelic guitar riffs.

The track’s singalong hook and rapped verses are an ode to the necessity of unity and solidarity amongst ordinary people in the face of an economic system that sacrifices the comfort and opportunity of the many to serve the interests and greed of the few.

It felt necessary to address this topic on the album,” says Local Boy. “It’s incredibly difficult for the majority of young people to get on the property ladder or even secure a comfortable standard of living at the moment. I wanted the lyrics on this track to serve as a reminder not to buy in to the divisive narratives right-wing media often pushes in the face of economic uncertainty.”

“The only course of action is to double down on solidarity amongst everyday people in the face of an economic system built to serve the interests of a small group of billionaires.”

“I was also a bit wary of beating the listener over the head with the message,” Local Boy continues. “I think however I succeeded in making a track that works as a standalone pop single while also carrying a little bit of weight beneath the singalong hooks and catchy instrumentation.”

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.


Twitter: / @localboy3000



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