LA-based dark pop duo Boy Deluxe (Hope and True Murra) returns with a brand new music video for last year’s single “Left Behind.” The track is a moody, mid-tempo electronic ballad that examines the complex emotions of feeling special yet overlooked. Originally written on a Fender Rhodes, it came to life with True’s signature production and Hope’s brooding vocals.
Of “Left Behind,” Hope wrote:
“The song’s haunting synths, shimmering soundscapes, and introspective lyrics paint a vivid picture of the struggle to find one’s place in a world that often overlooks what makes us special. ‘Left Behind’ conveys a sense of hope and resilience, reminding listeners to never give up on the pursuit of their true selves. ‘Left Behind’ is a powerful meditation on the beauty of individuality and the strength it takes to shine in a world that often fails to see our true worth.“
In 2021, Boy Deluxe shared an EP titled RISEN. Suddenly finding themselves in the midst of chaos and change, the band’s best way of coping with the world around them was by writing and creating. From the deep pain of personal loss to the daily stress of survival, Boy Deluxe transmuted a year and half of grief into their best work yet. From reflections on ending a relationship (“All Out“), to commentary on the rampant greed in our society (“Silver Silver“), to a story of women going to New York City to get branded and initiated into a secret cult (“Cult Status“), and an anthem on personal power (“Im the Blood“), RISEN encompasses the duo’s experience in unprecedented times.
Speaking on the EP, Hope said: “The songs on RISEN are a reflection of the grief, loss, and outrage felt during the pandemic, but they’re also songs about finding yourself, hope, and rebirth.”
Hailing from the vibrant music scene of Los Angeles, Boy Deluxe is a genre-bending alt pop group fronted by the commanding presence of vocalist Hope. With a heavy, dark edge and a penchant for pushing the boundaries of pop music, Boy Deluxe has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative acts to emerge from the City of Angels.
Their lyrics explore themes of darkness, longing, and loss with raw emotion and honesty. The band’s music is equally intense, with driving rhythms and swirling, atmospheric soundscapes that are as haunting as they are danceable.
With a love for unconventional sounds and a willingness to experiment, Boy Deluxe pushes the boundaries of what is possible in pop music.
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