BEST NEW SONG: BAUM - FUCKBOY
Girls can be fuckboys too. That’s the takeaway from BAUM’s latest single “Fuckboy,” an anthemic, sad pop banger.
“Fuckboy” is a jarringly honest and effective look at the thin line between love and lust. It also happens to be an incredibly catchy pop song. BAUM sounds like Carly Rae Jepsen if the queen of self-love had been binge-listening to Mitski and The Swiss Army Romance.
A brief piano interlude sets the somber tone for the track, though it’s soon replaced by plunking, string-like synth and spacy percussions as the song builds towards its soaring chorus. All the while, the vocals do the heavy lifting, each verse dripping with complexity and romantic anguish.
BAUM tells the familiar tale of two friends entangled in a romantic affair but one party doesn’t feel like being emotionally vulnerable. Her would-be lover only seems to be in it for the sex and their veneer. Though the sorrow in her voice seems to betray the sentiment, BAUM plays it all off cause she’s got a full roster of potential lovers on standby.
It’s empowering in a way, along with being a sleek, kickass tune.
BAUM - FUCKBOY
“Fuckboy” is BAUM’s first new music since 2018 Ungodly EP. A video for the song should be dropping any moment now.
2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for Fuckboys, and it just might be for BAUM as well.
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