Music Spotlight: Lostboycrow
Asymmetric Magazine: Tell us about your EP "Sigh For Me". How does it compare to your other work?
Lostboycrow: I think it’s a new expression of where I want to be musically and also a little bit more of a specific storyline. That’s why these songs came together as an EP. It’s about where I am and where I’m headed.
AM: How would you best describe your sound?
LBC: Intellectual, dance, and R&B are three words that pop in to my head. It’s sad and sexy; I want to make people dance and cry.
AM: What inspires you most?
LBC: Real people with real emotions. It’s all about finding inspiration in the little moments and magnifying those moments into a bigger picture.
AM: What role does Los Angeles play in your work?
LBC: Everything. Lostboycrow was born here. It’s where I call home. The people I’ve shared the stage with and places I’ve been able to see. I’ve definitely defined who I am and where I’m headed. LA is my birthplace as an artist and home in the truest sense as Lostboycrow.
AM: What themes do you pursue through your music?
LBC: I’m a storyteller by trade. Could be mine, could be someone else’s, but it’s my job to be a journalist for the soul. I try and tell what’s out there and ask the questions. I don’t want to act like I have the answers, but I want to sing the questions and make people think. I always want to have both sadness and happiness in my music. We’re all caught in the middle of those two emotions, and music is how we deal with that.
AM: What other music/artists are currently inspiring you?
LBC: Chance The Rapper, as an artist, as a performer, as a poet. He’s a prime example of, 'if you do you to the fullest, people won't fuck with you'. Lots of Jon Waltz. The Game. Smino. Halsey. Skizzy.
AM: In addition to your music, we love your visuals. How does that parallel your sound?
LBC: It’s a little mysterious. It’s hopefully inviting, and as I always say with the wings that I put on a lot of my pictures, it’s a reminder to everyone, myself included, that you can always be a bigger and better version of yourself.
AM: What's the best advice you've ever received?
LBC: “If you don’t fuck with you, no one else will.”