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Music / November 19, 2020

Smoothboi Ezra shares ‘My Own Person’

Smoothboi Ezra - nicholas odonnell
Music / November 19, 2020

Smoothboi Ezra shares ‘My Own Person’

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.

Live performance of ‘My Own Person’.

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: