Bedroom-Pop Creative Boy Willows Shares Details To ‘Choking For A Year’ EP; Listen To “It’s Good You’re Not A Ghost”
April 29, 2022 BY Penny Palmer
Boy Willows (Landon Fleischman) has immersed himself in the world of 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, Mustard), the music, like sunlight filtered through closed eyelids, feels warm and spacious.
Today, he shares “It’s Good You’re Not A Ghost,” a subtle and meditative track showcasing his intimate understanding of how to incorporate “light” into sound through delicately-layered harmonies and gentle atmospherics. The single precedes Choking For A Year, a 4-track EP about a life-changing injury. “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,” he says.
Choking For A Year is out June 3 via Nettwerk. “It’s Good You’re Not A Ghost” is available at digital retailers here: https://boywillows.ffm.to/itsgoodyourenotaghost.
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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
“hypnotic” – Coup De Main
“Rising bedroom-pop artist whose music blends sounds of experimental folk-pop, jazz, indie, and psych-pop” – Unpublished Zine