STRANGE Boy is a 1000-year-old poet channeling through the body of a young man from Limerick. With hard-hitting, thought-provoking lyrics, Strange Boy’s unique mastery of flow renders him one of the most important rappers of our time.
Today Friday 16th April, Strange Boy shares ‘Waiting’, the song that announces his debut album Holy/Unholy coming this summer.
With genius and poetry, Strange Boy paints a living picture of the raw truth country’s youth – Waiting.
Unfiltered and nuanced, it’s a slow scene of the rapper’s inner life and the lives of those in his community. Strange Boy combines hip-hop and Irish traditional music, the old and new cultural influences dominant in this country.
The music was composed and produced by Enda Gallery in Kilfenora, Co. Clare during lockdown. A master of multitudes of genres, Enda also releases music under his own name, and is currently writing and producing debut albums for not only Strange Boy, but also Tolü Makay and Willzee.
Speaking about the track, Strange Boy says: “I’ve lots of memories of growing up in Limerick, good and bad. With ‘Waiting’ I wanted to put into perspective how my hometown shaped my personality.” Enda Gallery adds “It breaks my heart open to hear it. Every time. I feel like we are witnessing one of the all-time greats.”-
‘Waiting’ by Strange Boy, produced by Enda Gallery, is out on all digital platforms now:
Official video (Youtube): https://youtu.be/x4Ul5-MZ2pE
Watch Strange Boy’s Live Performance at Ireland Music Week 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3I3_hy1ok