BOYWITHUKE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM LUCID DREAMS OUT OCTOBER 6
DROPS MOST PERSONAL SONG TO DATE – “TRAUMA” OUT NOW
SET TO CONTINUE ON 2023 WORLD TOUR THIS MONTH WITH NORTH AMERICAN LEG KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 6TH
LISTEN TO “TRAUMA” HERE
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE
PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE LUCID DREAMS HERE
BoyWithUke Press Photo | Credit: Brian Ziff
04 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke reveals he will be releasing his highly-anticipated new album Lucid Dreams on October 6th via Mercury Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. To celebrate the announcement, he’s unveiled his most honest and vulnerable song to date titled “Trauma,” out today — listen HERE and watch the music video HERE!
On “Trauma,” BoyWithUke opens up like never before, painting a painful portrait of his upbringing over his signature ukulele. On the track, he sings, “Growing up I never had a lot of money, I never had a phone, always was a little hungry. Used to find it hard to sleep when I could hear my mother sobbing.”
BoyWithUke says, “It’s my most personal song. I didn’t have the worst childhood, but we had money problems and family issues. School wasn’t the greatest. There was some bullying. The song is about how it affects me now. I’m working on it, so I hope this song helps other people acknowledge and work on themselves.”
Ultimately, BoyWithUke wants “Trauma” to be a message to his fans that they’re not alone. The track is brought to life with the official music video, directed by BoyWithUke’s frequent collaborator Kevin Lien.
The forthcoming Lucid Dreams album encapsulates in BoyWithUke’s words: “my desires, my fears, my past, and my dreams.” He continues, “Like The Odyssey, Lucid Dreams is the culmination of my personal journey so far. Each song is like a different step on the path. I’m facing past traumas, making the music I want to make, and figuring out who I am. The album is BoyWithUke blossoming, spreading his wings, and finding himself.” In creating the album, he wrote, recorded, and produced a majority of the new songs without any collaborators in just a three-week period.
Lucid Dreams Artwork
Coming up next, BoyWithUke continues his biggest headline tour yet, which kicks off next week in Warsaw, Poland onAugust 13th. The North American run of the tour will begin on September 6th in Houston, TX at House of Bluesand stops in major markets, such as Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles, then concludes on October 3rd in Phoenix, AZ at Van Buren, with Naethen Apollo opening. Earlier this spring, BoyWithUke sold out shows across Asia and Australia. See the list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are available at www.boywithukemusic.com.
Lucid Dreams follows BoyWithUke’s recent releases—“Out Of Reach” and Antisocial EP, which have amassed millions of streams to date. On Genius, his “Toxic” Open Mic performance still remains the #1 most viewed video on Genius of all time with over 108 million views and counting—watch HERE.
BoyWithUke continues racing towards a major mainstream breakthrough. His following has grown beyond 7 million on TikTok, 3 million on YouTube, and nearly 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His 2022 full-length debut album Serotonin Dreams only fueled this explosion. Additionally, his 2021 Platinum-Certified smash hit “Toxic” has amassed over 1.5 billion global streams to date and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for two consecutive weeks. Not to mention, it was #7 on Google’s Top Trending Songs of 2022 (US).
Stay tuned for more to come from BoyWithUke this fall!
Lucid Dreams Tracklist:
2023 Tour Admat
2023 European Tour Dates
8/11 Ribitz-Damgarten, Germany About You Pangea Festival
8/13 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
8/15 Berlin, Germany Columbia Theater
8/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
8/19 Cologne, Germany Kantine
8/21 London, United Kingdom Electric Ballroom
2023 North American Tour Dates
9/6 Houston, TX House of Blues
9/7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9/9 Atlanta, GA Variety
9/11 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
9/14 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
9/16 Boston, MA Royale
9/18 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
9/19 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/21 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
9/22 Chicago, IL House of Blues
9/23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity
9/26 Denver, CO Gothic
9/27 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
9/29 San Francisco, CA August Hall
9/30 Los Angeles, CA Fonda
10/3 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
BoyWithUke has embarked on quite the journey. Mask glowing, ukulele in hand, and heart on his sleeve, he seemingly materialized out of the ether and at the forefront of popular culture in 2021. Tallying nearly 1.5 billion streams, his breakout single “Toxic” reached platinum status and cracked the Top 10 at Alternative radio. His “Open Mic” performance of the song exploded as “the #1 most-viewed Genius video to date” and paved the way for his 2022 full-length, Serotonin Dreams. Album highlight “IDGAF” [feat. blackbear] generated 190 million Spotify streams followed by “Understand” with 94 million Spotify streams. Meanwhile, he sold out tours on multiple continents, raised money to fight youth poverty by headlining one of the “highest rated concerts on Roblox (At 94%)” inside of Kids Relief’s: SolarPunk Simulator game, and incited the applause of Billboard, Consequence, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle, and many more. Now, this journey leads him to his upcoming full-length LP, Lucid Dreams, out October 6th [Mercury Records/Republic Records].