Photo by Matthew Reeves

Freshly signed to Last Gang Records, Los Angeles based band Dear Boy have dropped their new single, “(On My) Mind,” with accompanying music video. The new single is a retro influenced indie-pop tune focused on the bittersweet sentiments of long distance love. Opening with a sparkling light bass line and bouncing drums, the song dives into a sentimental slew of lyrics sung by the soft and luminous vocals of the band’s guitarist and singer, Ben Grey. Speaking about the lyrics, Grey explains the mixed emotions that permeate from loving someone you can’t always be with.


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“‘(On My) Mind’ is about distance, and the complexities of being in love and apart. Missing someone is a whole other level of consciousness. Extreme joy and pain. A swirl of memory, dream and fantasy. But these are things that connect us to the people that we love and they’re precious. Good and bad.”

Matching their polished single is a black and white, moody music video featuring the band, lots of backlighting and striking contrast.

Consisting of friends, Grey, Austin Hayman (guitar), Keith Cooper (drums) and Lucy Lawrence (bass / vocals), the band’s personal chemistry translates well on stage where they’ve performed their slew of singles to receiving audiences. With a new album completed and slated for release next year, this is their first collaboration with their new record label — the album was produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, Phoenix, M83) and also features contributions from Day Wave, Hazel English, Rogue Wave, AFI & Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit.

Dear Boy is also gearing up for a west coast headlining tour with a stop in San Diego’s Soda Bar on Sept. 22 and in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on October 9.

Words: Patti Sanchez

For more information on Dear Boy, make sure to visit their website or follow them on Instagram and Twitter.

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