Self identity is one of those things you can spend a lifetime grasping at and never quite learn what it is that makes you you. To actually know yourself, really know yourself is a rare gift but when you reach a true state of self-awareness, it will be (one hopes, anyway) fulfilling. A topic which drives Oregon native Lostboycrow’s latest cut, ‘Real Name’.
Nostalgic in nature but focussed primarily in the present, ‘Real Name’ provides a portrait of the artist from his teen years to now. As a vehicle to project the notion that we all can make our lives what we want them to be: realise our wildest dreams or just merely enjoy the simplest of pleasures that life has to offer. It is a neat way to give meaning to the pop structure. Lostboycrow taps into a space that is mainly overlooked by the mainstream today – to find inspiration in the mundane and every day.
The electro-pop production leaves little room for error and makes his message easily digestible, and who can say no to lively synths and those pesky sultry vocals. Not us.
‘Real Name’ is available on all streaming platforms now and can be purchased on iTunes here.