HOLIDAY HAIKU BY SALLY BOY
“Christmas cheer is good and near, to bring you joy a plenty.
So don’t you fear for Sally, here’s a Jew to sing you gently.
A Christmas song that’s not too long, about two minutes twenty
Or twenty two from me to you, the earworm of the century”
“Sally Boy, refreshes his sound and holds himself accountable on ‘Lies I Tell Myself’.” – Notion
“Sally Boy continues to drop songs that are focused and intentional in every way.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Enter a melodic soundscape with soft and soothing ballad-like vocals and delicate orchestra strings.” – Wonderland Magazine
“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
“The rising singer/songwriter tackles genre-bending with nuance and grace.” – Early Rising
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More About Sally Boy:
The Philadelphia born, Los Angeles based singer songwriter hit the scene in 2020 with the release of his debut EP “EREZ” all while being a senior at USC majoring in popular music and minoring in philosophy. The EP garnered accolades including being listed as one of Pigeons & Planes’ ‘Best New Artist in September 2020 and features in Wonderland Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, American Songwriter’s Bringing It Backward Podcast, Ones To Watch and more. 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 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 amused celebration of accepting yourself, flaws and all.
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