HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Posh Boys Can’t Do Drugs
South African singer-songwriter and producer aboynamedblu has released Posh Boys Can’t Do Drugs, the lead track from his sophomore EP, in a room with no floors. The Cape Town musician extends his artistic reach on this new track, a refreshing merger of 80s new wave goth with 90s industrial alternative rock. Posh Boys Can’t Do Drugs is suitably visceral, and raw at the edges yet contains a well-considered sense of dynamics and playful punk attitude.
As aboynamedblu says about the new single, ‘I recorded most of the vocals for the song, a day after a trip that turned manic. I wanted to try and recreate that hysteria that I felt while I was still close to it. A few weeks after, my best friend and co-producer, Cat Gallent, put me on to a Liam Gallagher tweet about how posh boys couldn’t handle their drugs. Aside from the iconic status of Oasis, it just seemed to encapsulate the song, and so Posh Boys Can’t Do Drugs came about.’ His debut EP Alone On Most Days was released independently in April 2021, garnering positive responses from global music blogs. A loyal online fan base is just part of aboynamedblu’s story. The new EP serves as a sequel to his first EP, tackling themes of anxiety, disillusionment, loss, isolation, and drug addiction while incorporating grunge, indie rock, punk, ballads and 80s new wave.
The latest collection of songs on in a room with no floors reflect aboynamedblu’s expanding musical palette, introducing a wider pool of musical influences. The music is written, performed, and produced by aboynamedblu, alongside co-producer Cat Gallent (Aqib Kazi) with additional production from Pascal Righini. With a palpable sense of urgency and kineticism, aboynamedblu aims high, creating a surprising addition to contemporary indie-pop.