Swedish alternative artist Boy Destroy has shared his buoyant new single ‘Left Handed’ today, stream here. The track is taken from his new EP, due for release February 2023.

Contrasting upbeat alt pop sonics with his signature gloomy lyricism, ‘Left Handed’ is a macabre earworm that follows the release of ‘Self Immolation’ and ‘Two Faces’ earlier this year, with the accompanying frenzied music video perfectly capturing his deepest and darkest fears. Watch here.

“I have had nightmares since I was a child. The liberating but also claustrophobic feeling that anything can happen. Like running from room to room in a warped hotel with flickering lights and strange, screeching, sounds in your ears. The title is referring to everything being upside down. I’m not left handed in real life, but here somehow I wake up and I am. I wove more hallucinatory attributes into the lyrics: Losing teeth, losing hair, skin suddenly shrinking all over my body and I can’t move. Sometimes the dream is more real than reality.”

Since his 2021 debut EP ‘Warpaint’, Boy Destroy has been making waves for his transgressive and genre fusing approach to the alternative music scene, with critics noting his forward thinking nature and candid lyricism.

Self describing his music as “tears on paper…a morbid mind trying to make sense of the unknown”, his magnetising and arcane-like presence is drawing in fans across the media landscape including BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Apple Music Radio’s Travis Mills (MVP), Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Kerrang, Louder Sound, Wonderland, 1883, Upset Magazine, Discovered Magazine and Gigwise.

Boy Destroy’s eagerly anticipated second EP is due for release in February 2023 via Warner Music Sweden. Whilst his debut EP took influence from trap music, this new body of work sees the Swedish artist more sonically experimental and explorative. Speaking further he adds “The new EP is a bit more reflective than ‘Warpaint EP’. When I was writing ‘Warpaint; I was still using it initially, and wanted to find a way out of there. The forthcoming EP has given me some type of respite from the previous perils.”

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