“Focused and intentional in every way” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Shows off an unmistakable musicianship as he fluidly brings genres together that might never be caught dead on the same mixtape” – FLAUNT
“Rooted in classic songwriting but with contemporary production choices” – Pigeons & Planes
“[Sally Boy has] moved to the top of my summertime playlist” – Ones to Watch
LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2022) – Today, rising artist Sally Boy releases his latest single, “nothing to lose,” out now via Loud Robot/RCA Records. Stream it here. The track follows Sally Boy’s previous release “i love u” earlier this year and marks the latest in a string of new music expected from the rising musician in 2022.
The breezy indie-pop track, filled with subtle synth progressions and the gentle strum of a guitar, is a melodic examination of how quickly life changes, with Sally Boy looking back at how his friendships and relationships have evolved.
“‘nothing to lose’ is a lie — a feeling of being stuck in time, internally, while life moves about you,” says Sally Boy. “The song is a reflection on everyone in my life and whether they are good for me. After losing a relationship of five years, I realized that not everyone you surround yourself with is meant to last. They aren’t worth hindering your own life for the sake of comfort.”
About Sally Boy
The Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter hit the scene in 2020 with his debut EP EREZ, all while being a senior at USC majoring in popular music and minoring in philosophy. The EP garnered numerous accolades, including features in Wonderland, Flaunt, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, and more, in addition to earning Sally Boy a placement on Pigeons & Planes’ ‘Best New Artists’ list. He’s also garnered Spotify support, landing on anti pop, Indie Pop, Varsity Bars, young & free, idk playlists.
Self-acceptance is at the root of Sally Boy. Erez adopted the name after writing the song “Sally Boy,” his first real solo effort outside his work with his band. It’s a dreamy conversation with his younger self set to a beautiful acoustic guitar. As a child, Erez was sometimes teased for being soft. Emotional. Feminine. The bullshit machismo that young boys absorb and inflict on others made him feel stifled and strange. Like he didn’t belong. He tried to bury that side of himself and craft a persona that felt tougher, more masculine. But it wasn’t true. By dubbing himself Sally Boy, Erez dispenses with inauthentic self-presentation. His 2021 EP, Lies I Tell Myself, captures that tone perfectly.
Lies I Tell Myself is about lightness, energy, and unabashedly being yourself. Each song on the record contains at least one line in which he tells himself some half-truth to feel better. Despite the concept behind the project, Erez didn’t force anything during the songwriting. These are simply expressions of who he is and where he’s at. Sally Boy’s music is playful, with drums that get into your system at the molecular level, forcing you to move; the lyrics have swagger, even when dabbling in self-deprecation. It’s an amusing celebration of accepting yourself, flaws and all.
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