BOYD – Boys With Broken Hearts (B.W.B.H)

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B.W.B.H – Boys With Broken Hearts is Boyd’s second EP, executive produced by NiiQuaye for Musical Lunatics. NiQuaye also adds his signature production to all songs, except for Feels which was produced by Mmrbtz.

It is the fruit of years of experiences, emotions, and inspiration, going back to childhood. “Back in the days, my dad used to DJ at Club Keteke in Dansoman where I grew up. He introduced me to a lot of old school music. I only realized I could sing much later, around 15.” This is when Boyd started writing and recording music, with childhood friends such as Nana Benyin, featured on this EP. Throughout his youth, and his seven-year journey to Russia where Boyd attended architecture school, music remained a strong presence.

“Music helps me go through a lot, it helps me cope. It brought me out of some really dark days when I was in university.” Upon returning to Ghana in 2016 and despite expectations, Boyd chose to follow both of his passions, architecture, and music. “I made the decision to follow what makes me happy, and to be myself.” Among many influences, Boyd cites Childish Gambino and his debut album Camp. “From the flow to the instrumentation to the production, everything about the album felt like he was just being himself. That led me to also try to do that: being able to express myself through music is very important to me.” Being himself is how Boyd conveys the beauty he observes, the emotions he feels, and translates them into an art form which he creates to touch people: “It’s a cycle, my experiences and emotions inspire my music, which I make to share beauty and emotions with others, who may then turn that inspiration into yet another emotion, or creation.”

Musically, Boyd intends to push boundaries: “People here have very specific expectations of how music should sound. But at the same time, people listen to so many different genres. So I ask myself, what is stopping us from making different music? Geographic location shouldn’t limit how you express yourself. “ B.W.B.H has what Boyd calls an acid R&B side, with elements of afro permeating the sound. “I like to think of this EP as a genre-fluid project, down to how seamlessly it goes back and forth between English and Ga. It doesn’t fit the Ghanaian commercial tag, but we are all trying to push the sound, inspire, and make a difference.”

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BOYD – Boys With Broken Hearts (B.W.B.H)

B.W.B.H – Boys With Broken Hearts is Boyd’s second EP, executive produced by NiiQuaye for Musical Lunatics. NiQuaye also adds his signature production to all songs, except for Feels which was produced by Mmrbtz.

It is the fruit of years of experiences, emotions, and inspiration, going back to childhood. “Back in the days, my dad used to DJ at Club Keteke in Dansoman where I grew up. He introduced me to a lot of old school music. I only realized I could sing much later, around 15.” This is when Boyd started writing and recording music, with childhood friends such as Nana Benyin, featured on this EP. Throughout his youth, and his seven-year journey to Russia where Boyd attended architecture school, music remained a strong presence.

“Music helps me go through a lot, it helps me cope. It brought me out of some really dark days when I was in university.” Upon returning to Ghana in 2016 and despite expectations, Boyd chose to follow both of his passions, architecture, and music. “I made the decision to follow what makes me happy, and to be myself.” Among many influences, Boyd cites Childish Gambino and his debut album Camp. “From the flow to the instrumentation to the production, everything about the album felt like he was just being himself. That led me to also try to do that: being able to express myself through music is very important to me.” Being himself is how Boyd conveys the beauty he observes, the emotions he feels, and translates them into an art form which he creates to touch people: “It’s a cycle, my experiences and emotions inspire my music, which I make to share beauty and emotions with others, who may then turn that inspiration into yet another emotion, or creation.”

Musically, Boyd intends to push boundaries: “People here have very specific expectations of how music should sound. But at the same time, people listen to so many different genres. So I ask myself, what is stopping us from making different music? Geographic location shouldn’t limit how you express yourself. “ B.W.B.H has what Boyd calls an acid R&B side, with elements of afro permeating the sound. “I like to think of this EP as a genre-fluid project, down to how seamlessly it goes back and forth between English and Ga. It doesn’t fit the Ghanaian commercial tag, but we are all trying to push the sound, inspire, and make a difference.”

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