Hawaii-born, Long Beach-based songwriter and producer Lionel Boy has kept a pretty low profile since walking into a studio for the first time two years ago, screaming obscenities into a microphone, and walking out with a surprisingly well-formed set of demos. In fact, it's hard to find anything he's done online — even his latest single "Are You Happy Yet" seems to have been removed from streaming services.
He's signed to Innovative Leisure now, though, and his new single "Lost," a detuned slacker-pop song that builds to a satisfyingly down-tempo guitar hook, is premiering at the top of the page. "I’ve been in a relationship for 10 years and from the moment we met till right now, getting lost is a simple way to describe the decade," the artist said in an email to The FADER. "Love can be romantic, intoxicating and destructive, but whatever shape it takes, it’s always sincere. I know we’re all still trying to figure it out."
Watch the video for "Lost" at the top of the page. Lionel Boy's debut EP Who is Dovey? is due out via Innovative Leisure in June 2020.