Boniface is very excited to share a new single ahead of their debut album release in February 2020. “Boniface” is out on the 14th February 2020 through Transgressive Records and can be pre-ordered now.
Oh My God is streaming now, and is another intoxicating, melody-rich example of why this introductory full-length debut could become the first great sleeper album of the decade.
Boniface – who uses they/them pronouns – is the brainchild and primary creative outlet for Canada’s Micah Visser. A young artist who once comfortably blended in with the suburban landscape in which they grew up in (Saint Boniface is also the peaceful city in which they reside, on the outskirts of Winnipeg), but has since spent the last eighteen months finding not only their voice and this innate ear for deliriously affecting songcraft, but eventually finding themselves too; where they sit, their identity, and what they truly believe in and stand for.
Oh My God is Boniface’s ode to taking a deep breath and telling somebody special how you feel about them. Unashamedly. It’s the racing heartbeat, the uncertainty of the response and the fear of derision, but also the hope, the longing and that bold step into the unknown. It harbours all those positive things that Boniface’s music has a habit of doing in the soaring synths, the micro choruses that exist outside of the song’s primary chorus, and the unrelenting insistence that every single they drop has to sound huge.
Of the new single, Visser explains: “Oh My God is about letting someone know how you feel emphatically but without expectation. Love can feel big and scary and complicated but mostly I think it’s just about speaking your truth and letting it lie. With Oh My God, I’m speaking my truth and letting it lie.”
Boniface will return to London for a headline show at Omeara on 27th May. Tickets are on sale now.
“Boniface” is a catalogue of Micah and their band’s most formative coming-of-age experiences, each moment captured in diary-like detail and set against a magnificently sprawling backdrop. Throughout the album, Micah reflects on falling in love and facing heartbreak whilst struggling with identity, never failing to find an ineffable beauty within all the pain. The result is a body of work both bracingly honest and powerfully exhilarating—an emotional journey that Visser encapsulates as “taking little detours and exploring the times when everything feels perfect.”
This year has seen Boniface tour extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, earning stripes and getting match fit whilst performing alongside Foals, Let’s Eat Grandma, Blaenavon, The Joy Formidable White Lies, Sundara Karma and Circa Waves.
Boniface Live UK:
23rd May – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington, UK
24th May – This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle, UK
27th May – Omeara, London, UK.