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He and She - Review
"ShyBoy cites the likes of Scissor Sisters as an influence and you can hear some of that in He and She. It’s a pop track first and foremost, heavily influenced by 80s synthpop but with vocal harmonies that bring to mind the likes of 10CC at their height. It results in a song that is poppy and arty at the same time and very catchy! Lyrically the song carries a serious message, focussing on individuality, sexual orientation and gender identity." -Electric North
LA Weekly article on Bootie LA
"Bootie L.A. is perhaps one of the city's most inclusive parties. Just as the night doesn't stick to any one music genre, there's no one type of attendee, either. On their recent "Pop Candy" night (they always choose a theme every week, such as artist tribute nights, "Generation X vs. Millennials" or "Aprilween: Halloween in April"), the diversity on the dance floor was an awesome sight to see. Straight couples danced next to gay couples; friends of all different races danced together; people with all different body types let loose and just danced their, well, booties off."
Can't Stay With The Pay
With an electro-pop landscape that swirls with percolating synths and melodic vocals, ShyBoy's "Can't Stay With the Pay (Ain't No Little Fairy Gonna Pop Me a Five for That Tooth)" features lyrics co-written with the Emmy, Grammy, & Tony winning award-winning and nominated songwriter Allee Willis (Earth, Wind, & Fire, Pet Shop Boys, ‘The Color Purple’).
"ShyBoy has teamed up with Allee Willis to craft an entirely new, indie-pop version of the classic single with ShyBoy’s understated tenor lilting over delicate, synth-driven grooves. It’s almost hard to believe that this song, which famously featured The Pointer Sisters' full-bodied, mighty stampede of sound could ever be described as 'delicate' or 'understated,' but in ShyBoy’s hands, it is. Produced by ShyBoy with Willis, Jeff Hoeppner, & Mark Nubar, we’re digging this fresh, new 'Neutron Dance.'" -HuffPost
"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. The enigmatic recording artist, whose Water On Mars, makes a bold, tuneful impression on today’s indie-pop landscape, and one of the year’s smartest, not-to-be-missed debuts." -HuffPost