There’s potentially no sound more amiable than an authentically playful Pop track which oozes good vibes. Rather than creating the aural version of an inspirational meme, with their latest single “I’ll Never Win” up and coming LA artist My Boyfriend created a track which revives American Pop in its most soulful era.
The soft layers of easy listening feed into the soft jazzy soundscape as Jon Paul Arciniega verses the highly relatable lyrics which almost make a parody of 21st-century living. The contrast of the archaically composed instrumental arrangement and the very modern lyricism is almost enough to leave you with the compulsion to find a TARDIS and have a time hop back to the 50s. Yet, as long as there are tracks such as I’ll Never Win on the airwaves, 2019 isn’t all bad, right?
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out My Boyfriend’s latest single (I’m starting to see what they’ve done with their name and it’s nothing short of genius) I’ll Never Win, but in the meantime, you can check out their debut album “The Clusterfox” over on SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast