Boys Noize is staying busy. Having recently worked on A$AP Rocky‘s new album TESTING, an exclusive vinyl-only ORVNGE EP with fashion auteur turned DJ, Virgil Abloh, and a looming possible collaboration with pop megastar Lady Gaga in the works, it’s a wonder how he’d have time for much more.
But alas, Boys Noize is always one to one-up himself and merge musical worlds in unforeseen circumstances. In his latest testament to this previously mentioned ability, the artist’s just produced the ’80s pop and R&B-leaning singer/songwriter Steven A. Clark’s forthcoming album Where Neon Goes To Die entirely.
With one foot in the early pop and contemporary club music of his home city of Miami and the other deep in R&B, Clark’s album echoes a production style in the vein of both Peter Gabriel and Frank Ocean; a production juxtaposition that puts a new and innovative twist on Boys Noize’s typical undertaking.
For now, the two have teamed up with Ape Drums to share their first single “Feel This Way” a funk-focused, feel-good fantasyland. It’s hooky and dripping with honeyed R&B — the perfect summer antidote from one of the most unassuming pop torchbearers.