Following the release of his debut single last year, up-and-coming Australian alt-pop artist BOBI ANDONOV returns today with the release of his fiery, passion-filled follow up single, “Smoke,” available worldwide today.

Talking about the sensual new song, BOBI explains, “Smoke is about two people who constantly go through madness when they’re together. It’s not a give and take relationship; one person is constantly more generous with their love than the other, which is how I felt at the time. The idea of the song was very spontaneous. I was messing around with ideas on my guitar and then got taogether with Dylan Williamswho helped amplify the idea and bring it to life into this dark and sexy vibe.”

”In contrast to your typical pop singer’s sleek persona, BOBI’s is, rather mesmerizingly, obscured. “I found my identity through music I listened to,” he explains. Growing up in Melbourne (but now living in Los Angeles), the now 23 year-year-old gravitated towards artists such as Prince, INXS’ Michael Hutchence, George Michael and Terence Trent D’Arby, with deep understandings of how sexuality impacts those around them. “They all had charisma. You couldn’t help but look at them,” he says. “Musically, they were all so fucking sexy. None of these guys were scared to play with masculinity.” He’ll gamely attribute his omnipresent falsetto—which brings songs like “Apartment” to ecstatic heights—to Prince. “The way he makes his songs so poetic when he’s talking about sex,” he says, admiringly, “is just amazing.”


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