- Hosted by: indaba
- Starting Date: Nov 16 2017
- Submission Date: Dec 14 2017
- Winner Date: Jan 11 2018
- Key: C Minor
- Bpm: ~130
- Genre: Pop
Synesthesia is a state of consciousness where visuals fill the mind as a person listens to music. This concept is central to the work of the enigmatic Boy Epic, the noir-pop artist, who creates music so vivid that it transcends sound. And if you’re not born with the cognitive pathway to experience this, Boy Epic—who sees his songs before he writes them—will gallantly usher you down that road himself.
Take the single, “Trust,” from his debut EP, Everyone’s Strange. The song opens with ominous whistling, not unlike that from Kill Bill, then explodes into a percussive anthem that plays off his velvety vocals. “Lyrically, I was trying to show a person who’s been hurt so much that you wouldn’t hurt them,” he says. “It’s just like, ‘Break down your walls.’” But that is only half the song’s story. It soundtracks his Sin City meets Fight Club mini-movie—shadowed in shades of white, red, and gunpowder gray—where he wins that love he fights hard for, until it slips away.
His sleek, cinematic aesthetic has already amassed an organic-fan following in the form of Instagram and Twitter followers. The stark video for his wanton tribal-hymn “Fifty Shades” (inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey) has earned almost than 12 million YouTube views. And the throbbing, mercurial “Scars,” an ode to Suicide Squad, most recently landed in the trailer for ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Not bad for an elusive, stylish provocateur who manifested Boy Epic out of Dallas, Tex.
Now, Boy Epic wants you to remix his song "Trust". Show us what you've got!
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