Boslen has teamed up with producer Y2K for his sky-scraping new single “FALLEN STAR.”
The track is the second taste of the Vancouver alt-rapper’s upcoming project, GONZO, and follows the previous release, “LEVELS.”
“Found myself just looking for the stars,” Boslen sings on the chorus, before veering into sharp, insightful rapped verses that double as evocative vignettes about his life. “Self-doubt, on my own now/Single mother paying bills, how?/Built her own house,” he raps over Doja Cat and Iann Dior collaborator Y2K’s hazy soundscape.
“This is the day that I’ll feed my soul,” he adds later. “This is the day when the light must grow.”
The 23-year-old hip-hop experimenter proved his world-building skills with the release of 2021’s DUSK to DAWN, his debut release on Capitol Records. The album racked up over 25 million streams and earned critical acclaim from tastemakers, who marked the rising trailblazer as a key artist to watch in 2022.
Atwood Magazine called the album “the kind of record that needs to be felt in full in order to be understood at its core,” while Flaunt described it as “enticing and [an album that] immediately catches your ear.” HotNewHipHop singled out Boslen’s lyricism, highlighting “his unique storytelling abilities on display with introspective and imaginative tracks.”
Boslen began making his mark on the music world when he dropped out of school, moved to Vancouver, and first emerged as an artist in 2018 with his Motionless and Motionless II mixtapes. He found his footing in 2019 with the energetic, confrontational songs “Eye for an Eye” and “Hidden Nights,” which garnered millions of streams, following them up with the Black Lotus EP.
The hotly-anticipated GONZO project will arrive later this year, via Chaos Club Digital/Capitol Records.