Track Review

Track Review: Uhhh // future.exboyfriend

The brainchild of singer-songwriter Tyler Harris, future.exboyfriend is a melding of indie-rock, indie-pop and a bit of pop-rock in the mix. Formed in early-2020, the US-based artist adopts a DIY approach to things producing everything in his home studio. Considering future.exboyfriend has been around for just over one year, you might consider him a newbie; however, he is no shrinking violet. Featured on Variance Magazine, Early Rising, The Other Side Reviews, It’s All Indie and a few Spotify Editorial playlists, Tyler is reaching audiences across the globe. The latest addition to his well-received repertoire is the single ‘Uhhh’.

Following the obscure single ‘Happy To Pretend’, future.exboyfriend showcases his eclecticism in the indie-rock meets indie-pop single ‘Uhhh’. Combining pounding drums with dynamic guitars, but in a distorted arrangement, the US-based artist certainly has an innovative streak. Greatly influenced by the likes of Tame Impala, Prince and Run The Jewels, there is an upbeat flow despite the distortion of instrumentation. Yet, while there is a reminiscence to certain established bands, future.exboyfriend adds a distinctive stamp with his enigmatic vocals.

With his high-pitched vocals, Taylor has you questioning if this is a male or female singing. Moreover, the production places his tones on an abstract level in that realm of “what the hell is this”…but in a good way. Interweaving bubblegum pink sonic threads within a tapestry of kaleidoscopic sound, ‘Uhhh’ is something unlike anything I have heard before. future.exboyfriend refers to the track as being “…inspired by that feeling you get when you’re having an off day. Nothing feels quite real, you can’t pay attention and you’re almost in a daze.” I couldn’t put it better myself.

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