Boyfriend Announces Long-Awaited Debut Album “Sugar & Spice”
Modern pop provocateur, singer-songwriter/producer Boyfriend today announced the premiere of his new single, “Sugar and Spice (Feat. Pyra)”, available now on all DSPs and streaming services. The track – which sees Boyfriend joined by award-winning T-pop superstar Pyra – has recently been heard on hit TV series such as ABC’s Queens and Showtime’s Queer As Folk. This single heralds the upcoming fully independent release of Boyfriend’s long-awaited debut album, Sugar & Spice, slated for Friday, September 9.
“The title track pokes fun at the still-dominant mythology of female mystique using the cadence of nursery rhymes,” Boyfriend said on today’s single release. “With girl power commercial campaigns and media trends, ‘feminism’ can be flattened into a marketing scheme…seeing an empowered woman in a tampon ad or an all-female Ghostbusters cast doesn’t make a world Representation matters, of course, but all of these representations are ultimately in the name of consumerism and can obscure the day-to-day reality of women’s rights. yet even though our patriarchal tyrants have changed their vocabulary for street cred.”
Praised by Rolling Stone for its unique brand of “high-concept booty bass”, Boyfriend has been creating original music and lighting up festival stages for nearly a decade. Now, at last, Sugar & Spice sees the New Orleans-based artist finally release her long-awaited debut album, accompanied by a spectacular array of her favorite female collaborators, including longtime music associate Big Freedia, star from TikTok Bailey Flores, Los Angeles-based Death Valley Girls psych outfit, and more.
The album – which features big name production from Gold Glove (Slayyyter, Big Freedia), Little Shalimar (Run The Jewels, Trixie Whitley), KC Da Producer (Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, TI) and Not A Friend (Gia Woods) – is highlighted by visionary tracks such as “Dance With The Devil (Feat. Pussy Riot)”, slated for release later this month, alongside an official music video co-directed by Nadya Tolokonnikova, co-founder of Pussy Riot, and visual artist Yulia Shur. The video sees Boyfriend appear opposite Tolokonnikova and features legendary model/performance artist Amanda Lepore.
One of New Orleans’ most singular performers, Boyfriend has received international acclaim for his provocative musical artistry, propelled by wild and frantic rhymes, outlandish theatrics and sweeping social commentary addressing gender roles, sexism , body positivity, patriarchy, and more.
Since her boyfriend debut in 2012, she’s launched a long string of singles and EPs – including collaborations with New Orleans’ Big Freedia and the B-52’s one and only Cindy Wilson – while claiming to be an in-demand songwriter and producer with credits spanning Charli XCX, Galactic, Slayyyter, Pussy Riot, Mykki Blanco, Pom Pom Squad and Rebecca Black to major films like Space Jam: A New Legacy and Office Christmas Party and branded commercial campaigns for Red Bull.
Additionally, Boyfriend has proven himself a true live-action performer through his fabulously over-the-top stage productions, stealing the show with his signature eyewear, vintage lingerie, and a host of hair curlers at gatherings such as SXSW, Outside Lands, San Francisco. Pride, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bonnaroo, the latter of which saw her rock the annual All-Star SuperJam alongside Chance the Rapper and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Listen to the new single here: