Once in a while, I found incredible artists and music among all the spam that daily entered our multiples inboxes. The life of a music site occurs partially there, where we can see what amazing musicians from all over the world sent us through our form.
Last week, B0SHY sent us her incredibly hypnotic and Y2K inspired track “Out Of Sight” (August 20th) to our email, and I must confess that I felt so captivating not only with her sound but also her voice.
After checking out her other two fantastic singles “Back Again” and “4Evr”, I decided to contact her and to ask B0SHY for an interview so all the readers of Vibes of Silence could know her music.
Thankfully she said yes, so here you have our chat with upcoming Y2K star B0SHY:
B0SHY thank you so much for let me know you a bit more with this interview! First of all, who’s B0SHY? What’s the history behind this name and project?
Thank you! B0SHY is a shortened version of a nickname of mine. I wanted to focus solely on a certain sound and aesthetic. I was inspired by a lot of Dreamcast/Playstation soundtracks and electronic music from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Your style (both music and visuals) is quite inspired by the Y2K’s era, which has also inspired genres like PC music (which is exponentially growing nowadays. How was the process of finding this sound that fits so perfectly with your voice? What’s the best thing from the Y2K universe, in your opinion?
There was so much optimism entering the new Millenium! The music and fashion were really futuristic and Utopian. It was like a fresh start for the world. That snapshot in time was so short-lived, but it made such a lasting impression on me.
You have just released a new ethereal and hypnotic single titled “Out Of Sight” (August 20th) which sounds massive. What can you tell us about the creation of this track?
“Out of Sight” was a song I wrote after being away from someone I was involved with for long enough to see the blaring red flags I missed before. It took months of not seeing them to be like “Wait, what in the world was I thinking.”
From your previous work, we can find two other tracks that are “Back Again” and “4Evr”. Both have the same magnetic essence that your voice adds to the music, but with clearly different styles, while one is more oriented to the dancefloor, the other is more melancholic. What is the history behind these two songs? How is your process as a songwriter and producer?
I appreciate it! “4Evr” was the first song I released as B0SHY. It’s inspired by those early 2000 ‘s/late 90’s video games I mentioned earlier. I wanted “Back Again” to sound like the ending prom scene of a Y2K movie or like something that could have been on the soundtrack to ‘Coyote Ugly.’
Usually, I’ll start with a beat and a single instrument. I’ll freestyle hum over the track a few times until I get a topline that sticks. Then, I’ll build the rest of the track around what compliments the main vocal melody.
This 2020 has been one of the most complicated years in decades for the music industry and artists in general, with a lot of new challenges to come soon. But what can be expected from you for the rest of the year? Are you already working on new music? Maybe a music video?
Yeah, it’s been a weird time to say the least. I’ll be releasing a lot more original songs, and I have a cover or two on the way. I’ll also be shooting a music video for one of the songs that’ll be coming out in the near future!
What are your biggest inspirations not only in terms of music but in the whole spectrum of arts in general?
I love anything that feels really immersive. I also love installation art that takes you to a different world. I try to mix that into any creative project of mine.
If you could only listen to one album during your whole life, what it would be?
It’s a tossup between Liz Phair’s “Exhile in Guyville” or Aphex Twin’s “Selected Ambient Works 85-92.”
And the last question. What’s the most important thing that you’d like to tell people about you and your music?
I want to give people some escapism by bringing them into my little Y2K dreamworld. Everyone could use a bit of that right now. My music is from the heart, and based on my real-life experiences that I think a lot of people would find relatable. <3
You can follow B0SHY on her social media accounts and streaming platforms:
TWITTER // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM // APPLE MUSIC // SPOTIFY