“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 (October 28, 2022) – Today, rising artist Sally Boy releases his new single, “beautiful girls,” out now via Loud Robot/RCA Records.
Initially gaining traction when Sally Boy teased the release to fans on TikTok, resulting in over 250K views, the soulful alt-pop single has resonated with hopeless romantics across the globe. Written as a response to the insecurities that can manifest in a new relationship, “beautiful girls” serves as a wake-up call to recognize a good thing when it’s in front of you.
“Dating out of your league is an easy way to breed insecurity. To push away a good thing instead of cherishing it,” says Sally Boy of the inspiration behind the track. “The silly thing is, you end up hurting another person on account of your own intrusive thoughts. In short, don’t date beautiful girls if you don’t think of yourself as worthy of receiving love from a wonderful person.”
The release of “beautiful girls” follows Sally Boy’s latest EP, music 2 crash 2, unveiled this summer. The five-track project featured notable singles such as “i love u,” “like that,” and “true american” featuring Kyle Lux. Now working towards his next body of work for 2023, “beautiful girls” is an indication for fans of what they can expect from Sally Boy next.
About Sally Boy
The Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter hit the scene in 2020 with his debut EP EREZ. 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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