"If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling ShyBoy. He makes a bold, tuneful impression on today’s indiepop landscape."
— The Huffington Post
"Versatility as admirable as it is wonderfully dramatic."
"A cross-pollination of RJD2, DJ Shadow and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ ShyBoy’s soulful vocals are irresistible."
— Monterey County Weekly
ShyBoy’s brand new single “Neutron Dance” spins the classic 80s pop smash by the Pointer Sisters into a whole new dimension. The song, originally featured on the Grammy-winning original soundtrack to the film Beverly Hills Cop, was co-written by multiplatinum songwriter Allee Willis, who also illustrated the cover art for the new ShyBoy release. She even managed to find time in her busy schedule to animate and direct the accompanying lyric video.
The original version of “Neutron Dance” was released at the height of the Cold War, when there was enormous political tension between the United States and Russia. At the time, the lyrics of the song were mistranslated by the Russian government as “Neutron Bomb” and, as a result, they named Allee Willis to be one of the most dangerous people living in the United States. Her dangerously impressive resume of hit music includes Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” along with “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield, the theme from the TV series ‘Friends,’ and the recent Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway musical The Color Purple.
An award-winning vocalist, songwriter, music producer and DJ, ShyBoy's music has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and games, including the end-title he co-wrote and performed for the multiplatinum Capcom video game The Devil May Cry 4. He is a resident DJ at Bootie LA (named ‘Best Dance Party’ by the LA Weekly) at Los Globos in Silver Lake.
His impressive list of collaborations with other artists and writers includes five original singles co-written and co-produced with RuPaul for the hit VH1/Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race. He's also created and performed music with SilmKid3 (The Pharcyde), Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), Saturn Award-winning television writer/producer Bryan Fuller, Emmy-winning composer Jim Dooley, and legendary singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman.
“Neutron Dance” is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and through digital retailers worldwide. The single marks the second time ShyBoy has worked with Allee Willis. Their debut collaboration is the song “Carousel,” featured on ShyBoy’s album Water On Mars. The two have been in the studio with music producers Jeff Hoeppner and Mark Nubar, cooking up a series of singles set for release in the coming year.