NPR Music Premieres BOY’s New Single “We Were Here”
July 8, 2015 BY Nettwerk
“Chemically irresistible…’We Were Here’ has warmth, breezy effervescence and lyrics shot through with the deeply human desire to be remembered and cherished…In 2013, it didn’t seem BOY could top the underdog charm offensive they launched in Austin. With ‘We Were Here,’ they have.” — NPR Music
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Hamburg’s BOY has shared the title track and lead single from their anticipated upcoming album We Were Here, out in North America on September 18th. “We Were Here,” which premiered on NPR Music and is available July 24th on all digital service providers, is a blissfully defiant declaration that time can never erode the marks we leave on each other or the world at large.
The title track is a perfect introduction to their sophomore effort, an album of renewed depth and sophistication that maintains all the qualities that first made BOY so special, with Sonja Glass’ ear for the emotional wrench of a subtle key change and her gift for an uncluttered arrangement suitably complemented by Valeska Steiner’s affectingly direct lyrics and beautifully warm vocals. We Were Here is a sharp burst of delightful melodies, perfectly poised craft and mischievous grace.
The ladies of BOY captured the hearts of North American fans in 2013, when they made their stateside live debut with sold-out tour dates, including a successful run at SXSW, where they came out a favorite among festival attendees and landed on numerous “Best Of” lists. They received praise from The New York Times, NPR Music, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Nylon and more. They also made huge fans at influential radio stations like Sirius Spectrum, KBCO/Denver, KCMP/Minneapolis, WRLT/Nashville, WXPN/Philadelphia, WXRT/Chicago and KCRW/Los Angeles with their infectiously catchy single “Little Numbers” from debut album Mutual Friends, the video for which boasts more than 14 million YouTube views.
Stay tuned for more news on BOY and We Were Here.