Lionel Boy is a new signing for LA tastemakers Innovative Leisure. Native to Hawaii and now living in Long Beach, his sound mixes spacey synthesizers, impromptu breakbeats & bedroom pop. Lionel Boy is slated to release his debut EP, Who is Dovey? on June 26th.
The FADER premiered the first single, writing “Lost” is “…a detuned slacker-pop song that builds to a satisfyingly down-tempo guitar hook.”
The EP was recorded at Jazzcats Studio in Long Beach with Jonny Bell. Lionel Boy says “Lost” is essentially a love song: “I’ve been in a relationship for 10 years and from the moment we met till right now, getting lost is a simple way to describe the decade. Love can be romantic, intoxicating and destructive, but whatever shape it takes, it’s always sincere. I know we’re all still trying to figure it out.”
Who Is Dovey? can be pre-ordered here.