Last year, BOSCO teamed up with Treasure Fingers to bring us the oh-so-danceable house hit “Names.” We played that jam all summer long—on rooftops, at house parties, in the car with the windows down—and it left us eager for more from the Altanta-native. Just yesterday, our wishes were granted in the form of a sparkling new EP from the now New York-based musician. BOSCO’s six track EP BOY (released by Fool’s Gold) is a moody, R&B-tinged electronic treasure that displays her vocals like never before. Layered with smooth beats and her glossy voice, BOY launches BOSCO deep into Artist-to-Watch territory, and we’re already eagerly awaiting to see what she’s got for us next.
Listen to BOY here and read our exclusive interview with the lovely BOSCO, who tells us a bit about her process and how NYC has influenced her art.
Is there a theme to the EP?
I’d say the theme is more there sonically. The tracks are very cohesive and, between the vocal textures and melodies, it compliments the track. I just wanted the EP to be very vocally-driven and for people to really grasp a vibe.
Why did you choose “BOY” as the title single?
One of the founders of Fool’s Gold was really interested in the track “BOY.” We just thought it was something that was gonna be really cool. As we got further into the EP, things started to reveal themselves to me. It’s just so funny—the interludes are such a counterpart of my softer side, which are the other four full tracks. It’s almost like when you’re reading a book and different things reveal themselves to you. The interludes are the other side of me kind of talking to myself.
How did you come to collaborate with Jace of Two-9?
I’ve been working with Two-9 for a couple years. I’ve done some features on the other member’s projects and I just felt like now was the time for me to reach out to them. I just thought it was right.
How does your sound differ on this EP from past works?
I would just say it’s another extension of myself as an artist. We’re always looking for new sounds and new ways to express ourselves, either through visual media, communication. I just really, really wanted to sing. I wanted a project where it’s me singing, me being vulnerable, me being bitchy, me just expressing how I really feel and my true emotions. In the past, I felt like I was timidly doing things, but my intentions now are just to be as direct as possible and I feel like people can relate to that.
How has moving from Atlanta to New York influenced your sound?
I would say that New York has gotten me to open up a lot more. It’s definitely encouraged me to be my complete self without anything holding me back. I feel like certain attributes you see now are something I’ve always had in me but, I guess coming from a southern background, some of the things that I’m into are looked at a little bit weird. Like, dancing was one of those things for me. But when I came up here it was just like everything I ever wanted to do was very welcomed. New York really, really encourages individuality, no matter what gender you are. They’re just really accepting of originality and individualism.