Boslen unveils “LEVELS,” the unrelenting first single from his forthcoming project, GONZO, due later this year from Chaos Club Digital/Capitol Records. Listen HERE. The flex-filled experimental alt hip-hop track shows a vigorous side of Boslen following his debut album DUSK to DAWN. Battle-tested, the genre-obliterating artist is more energized than ever.
“When I wrote ‘LEVELS,’ I wanted to challenge myself by breaking the fourth wall and showcasing how the highs and lows of moving in this industry can affect an artist,” says Boslen. “I wanted listeners to hear a new side of my tonality. I feel like I poured in more emotion than I ever have before. ‘LEVELS’ really sets the tone for GONZO, and I can’t wait for my fans to hear the full project.”
Boslen is a born trailblazer. The 22-year-old hip-hop experimenter lives in Vancouver, and the city’s people have become key to the way he understands himself and his art. Vancouver is a land of contrasts, with snowy peaks and warm water; beautiful nature and busy streets. It’s the perfect home for an artist who reconciles disparate energies, weaving together styles and sounds that don’t intuitively connect. DUSK to DAWN, his Capitol Records debut, furthers this adventurous approach, mixing trap, pop, punk, and rock melodies. It’s also directly inspired by his city, a place that drives him to be different, to achieve greatness when no one expects him to. Boslen first emerged as an artist in 2018, when he dropped out of school, moved to North Vancouver, and released the Motionless and Motionless II mixtapes. He found his footing in 2019 with the energetic, confrontational songs “Eye for an Eye” and ”Hidden Nights,” which garnered millions of streams.
In 2019, he released the Black Lotus EP, but even with so many songs out in the world, DUSK to DAWN feels like a step forward, full of boundary-pushing vocal experiments, heavier production, and shapeshifting transitions. The music finally matches the tumultuous emotions he’s captured in his lyrics all along. He may not be able to pull every listener into Vancouver, but he’s using the city’s contrasts as a backdrop to challenge everyone to think beyond themselves, to dream big.