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UPCOMING ALBUM LUCID DREAMS OUT OCTOBER 6TH
CURRENTLY ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE LUCID DREAMS HERE
Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke shares a catchy new single entitled “Migraine” out now via Mercury Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. It paves the way for the arrival of his forthcoming new album, Lucid Dreams, out October 6th.
On the new track, BoyWithUke said: “I wrote ‘Migraine’ about how I have been feeling this past year. I’ve been feeling a bit suffocated, with people telling me what I should and shouldn’t do. I just want to do what I want to do.”
BoyWithUke’s signature ukulele sets the tempo, as a head-nodding beat gives way to open-hearted lyrics. He pours emotion into the verses and paints a picture with the hook, “Hop off the highway, I’ve been having migraines. I’ve been waiting for a while, have it my way.” The hummable whistling only brightens up the mood further with a sunny send-off.
“Migraine” remains neurotically infectious, and it illuminates yet another side of this masked alternative pop wonder.
It also arrives on the heels of his most honest and vulnerable song to date titled “Trauma”— listen HERE and watch the music video HERE. Beyond over 6 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views on the music video, he returned to Genius to discuss the tune in-depth. BoyWithUke explained the inspiration and meaning behind the track in his most personal interview to date—watch HERE.
He recently unveiled the first episode of his “Origins” story titled “Tobi”—watch HERE. The video begins with a young BoyWithUke in his childhood bedroom, who’s dealing with bullies and family issues. Feeling defeated, he puts on his infamous glowing mask and introduces viewers to Tobi—his naysaying inner voice that embodies all of his negative thoughts. Tobi’s criticism inspires BoyWithUke to pick up his ukulele and start strumming the opening chords of what would later become his breakout hit “Toxic.” The “Origins” story continued with the second episode, “Lucid,” out now—watch HERE and stay tuned for the third episode to drop next week.
The forthcoming Lucid Dreams album encapsulates in BoyWithUke’s words: “my desires, my fears, my past, and my dreams.” He continues, “Like The Odyssey, Lucid Dreams is the culmination of my personal journey so far. Each song is like a different step on the path. I’m facing past traumas, making the music I want to make, and figuring out who I am. The album is BoyWithUke blossoming, spreading his wings, and finding himself.” In creating the album, he wrote, recorded, and produced a majority of the new songs without any collaborators in just a three-week period.
Earlier this month, BoyWithUke kicked off his biggest North American headline tour yet in Houston, TX at House of Blues. The tour will continue to stop in major cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then it concludes on October 3rd in Phoenix, AZ at Van Buren, with Naethen Apollo opening. Prior to the North American leg, BoyWithUke sold out shows across Asia, Australia, and Europe. See the list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are available at www.boywithukemusic.com.
Lucid Dreams follows BoyWithUke’s recent releases—“Out Of Reach” and Antisocial EP, which have amassed millions of streams to date. On Genius, his “Toxic” Open Mic performance still remains the #1 most viewed video on Genius of all time with over 109 million views and counting—watch HERE.
BoyWithUke continues racing towards a major mainstream breakthrough. His following has grown beyond 7 million on TikTok, 3 million on YouTube, and nearly 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His 2022 full-length debut album Serotonin Dreams only fueled this explosion. Additionally, his 2021 Platinum-Certified smash hit “Toxic” has amassed over 1.5 billion global streams to date and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for two consecutive weeks. Not to mention, it was #7 on Google’s Top Trending Songs of 2022 (US).
Lucid Dreams Tracklist:
3. “Bad Blood”
7. “Lucid” (Interlude)
8. “Bad Things”
12. “Before I Die”
14. “King of Nothing”
Upcoming 2023 North American Tour Dates
9/22 – Chicago, IL, House of Blues
9/23 – Minneapolis, MN, Varsity
9/26 – Denver, CO, Gothic
9/27 – Salt Lake City, UT, Complex
9/29 – San Francisco, CA, August Hall
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA, Fonda
10/3 – Phoenix, AZ, Van Buren
BoyWithUke has embarked on quite the journey. Mask glowing, ukulele in hand, and heart on his sleeve, he seemingly materialized out of the ether and at the forefront of popular culture in 2021. Tallying nearly 1.5 billion streams, his breakout single “Toxic” reached platinum status and peaked at #1 at Alternative radio. His “Open Mic” performance of the song exploded as “the #1 most-viewed Genius video to date” and paved the way for his 2022 full-length, Serotonin Dreams. Album highlight “IDGAF” [feat. blackbear] generated 190 million Spotify streams followed by “Understand” with 94 million Spotify streams. Meanwhile, he sold out tours on multiple continents, raised money to fight youth poverty by headlining one of the “highest rated concerts on Roblox (At 94%)” inside of Kids Relief’s: SolarPunk Simulator game, and incited the applause of Billboard, Consequence, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle, and many more. Now, this journey leads him to his upcoming full-length LP, Lucid Dreams, out October 6th [Mercury Records/Republic Records]
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