Bedroom-Pop Creative Boy Willows Shares ‘Choking For A Year’ EP; Listen To “Trash”
June 3, 2022 BY Penny Palmer
Boy Willows (Landon Fleischman) has immersed himself in experimental bedroom pop – layering ethereal, dreamy production around his soft yet distinctive voice. Inspired by his side job music as a lighting designer (having toured with Wallows, Alan Walker, and Mustard), the music feels warm and spacious, like sunlight filtered through closed eyelids.
Today, Choking For A Year is a 4-track EP about a life-changing injury, “the fallout from a life-changing neck injury,” says Landon. Adding, “it changed my voice, my confidence, my identity. A fun little byproduct was that the first year felt like I was choking the entire time. Learning how to create with this burden and how to accept it without freaking out was the journey of this EP.”
It was a challenging year for Landon, which informed the narrative of the latest single, “Trash,” a song made with brutal honesty with the opening line, “You could’ve had it all, but you threw it away in the fucking trash.” Landon explains that the track was written: “after a full year of questioning my worth, I decided to bottle it all up into one song of delicious hatred.”
Along with the track, Landon shares the official video that he wrote and co-produced. He also worked with a small crew of friends and longtime collaborators like director Ryan Bender and producer Dylan Sklare.
Watch “Trash” Official Music Video HERE
Choking For A Year is out now via Nettwerk; click here: https://boywillows.ffm.to/chokingforayear.
For additional press photos, click HERE.
What The Press Is Saying About Boy Willows:
“rising star” – FLAUNT
“experimental folk-pop…” – PAPER Magazine
“authenticity in abundance” – Line of Best Fit
“he’s cemented his own place in Gen Z’s notorious iconography” – VMAN“BANGS is a testament to the artist’s DIY spirit and impacts the listener in subtle but striking ways”– Ones To Watch
“truly experimental” – Ladygunn
“his DIY approach extends to each note and emerges in often subtle but always striking ways” – CLASH
“stands out as an artist with a refreshing psych-folk sound” – EARMILK
“introspective healing and relatable vulnerability encased with charming soundscape woven with nostalgia and therapeutic contemplation” – Euphoria
‘”easy to swoon for and even easier to groove to” – Indie Shuffle
“Rising bedroom-pop artist whose music blends sounds of experimental folk-pop, jazz, indie, and psych-pop” – Unpublished Zine