Words: Dylan Murphy
Smoothboi Ezra has shared their new single alongside a live performance shot in lockdown.
18-year-old multi-instrumentalist Smoothboi Ezra has shared a confessional new track ‘My Own person’. The Greystones native has examined themes of identity and depersonalization over patient keys and head-nodding percussion.
Smoothboi Ezra has followed the independent route with their DIY ethos resulting in charming bedroom-pop inspired sound. Having already sold out a headline show in Whelan’s back in 2019, Smoothboi is one to watch for 2021.
Speaking on creating the track they said, “I don’t know what a song means when I’m writing it. I don’t make a plan. I find myself basically doing a brain dump.”
“I wrote this song when I was 16. I had one or two outfits I would interchange and I wore the same grubby pair of shoes every day. They were replicas of a previous grubby pair I wore when I was 14 and 15. The song is about not being happy but not being able to do anything about it.”
“When I finish a song I let go of it, it’s not mine anymore and I forget it. A lot of the time I’ll have to teach myself the song again before a live show,” they explain.
Listen to ‘My Own Person’ below: