Today, Lionel Boy, the newest signing for LA tastemakers Innovative Leisureshares a third, jazzy, R&B-tinged single – “Lately” – from the upcoming Who Is Dovey? EP, out June 26th.
Here’s Lionel Boy on the single: “Last year (2019), we had a week of rain in Long Beach. It was then that I wrote “Lately”. I just begun learning how to incorporate samples into my songwriting, and “Lately” was the first project I was able to complete doing so. There was gloom, smoke and a feeling of monotony in the air— I think that comes through in the music. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I was feelin some type of way.”
Native to Hawaii and now living in Long Beach, his sound mixes spacey synthesizers, impromptu breakbeats & bedroom pop. The EP was recorded at Jazzcats Studio in Long Beach with Jonny Bell.