Emerging Irish producer Boku releases eclectic instrumental single, ‘Epiphany’
Ian Ring began the project that became Boku in 2019, but established himself as a musician for almost a decade before. Working with artists like ALT J and Toro y Moi as a member of the group Young Wonder, Boku gained widespread respect and recognition along the way, including several Choice Music Prize nominations for Irish Album of The Year.
“Boku” is a word for “I”, which came about as a new project in the artist’s career after an important shift in his life. Ring’s recently released single “Epiphany,” reflects on this change process and how a person can come to new understandings and realizations.
“‘Epiphany’ is about realizations, my gut has always figured out things quicker than my head and I’m always trying to play catch up with it.“– Boku
The strength of “Epiphany” is created through seamlessly interwoven aspects of diverse instrumentation. The opening offers tranquil atmospheric sounds with acoustic strings, but then the listener is met with a bursting percussive break. Managing to keep a cohesive sound throughout, Boku goes on to include everything from cut-up vocal clips to rich synths as the track ebbs and flows. Despite the varieties of instrumentation sources, “Epiphany” keeps a tight focus and creates an overwhelming optimistic disposition where dance and play are both needed and encouraged.
Boku is a master at building robust sonic worlds that allows the listener to dive deep or float along with the production, a talent which is on full display throughout ‘Epiphany.’
“Epiphany” is available via Feel Good Lost.
Boku – Epiphany
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