It’s not too often that a new artist comes along who can truly wear their heart on their sleeve and, with no pretence or facade, invite the audience to be a part of their unique world. Not afraid of vulnerability, or what might be, but just creating in the hope the music will inspire others to be proud of their own identities.
Melbourne talent Will Hyde is an extraordinary example of such an artist, breaking out with his debut 6 track EP ‘with you in mind’ in 2020, exploring themes of hurt, rejection, shame, love, and connection.
Now the young singer/songwriter/producer returns with an introspective coming of age single ‘boy.’, reflecting on the person he was just a few short years ago. With a lyrical approach beyond his years, the single is the first taste of a plethora of new music with the overarching message of forgiveness, and being kind to yourself.
People make mistakes, Will seems to say, and it’s all just part of a learning process in order to become a better human. Released with an official lyric video featuring old family footage, and highlighting the nostalgia with lo-fi VHS effects, ‘boy.’ is an endearing insight into Will’s ongoing journey of self-discovery.
Previously one half of producer duo SŸDE, Will has already achieved some incredible success throughout his career to date garnering over 65 million streams as part of the project. Now as a solo artist, Will Hyde has quickly made a name for himself as a rising talent with an ever growing fan base across both Australia and the United States.
Hear Will Hyde join us on The Music Weekly to unpack the single: