BOYWITHUKE RELEASES NEW ALBUM LUCID DREAMS OUT NOW
DROPS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PROBLEMATIC”
MAKES LATE NIGHT TELEVISION DEBUT WITH PERFORMANCE ON ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! LAST NIGHT
BoyWithUke Lucid Dreams Album Artwork
6 OCTOBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke unveils his anxiously awaited new album, Lucid Dreams, out now via Mercury Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Listen to Lucid Dreams HERE and watch the official music video for “Problematic” HERE.
BoyWithUke celebrated the release by making his late night television debut with a show-stopping and stunning performance of the single “Migraine” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! last night. He lit up the stage during the show’s first week back on the air.
Now, Lucid Dreams unfolds with the scope of an epic and the intimacy of a diary. Stitching together alternative, pop, and electronic elements, it traces BoyWithUke’s journey thus far, holding nothing back in terms of intention, emotionality, and truth. Paving the way for its arrival, “Migraine” initially pulled listeners into the embrace of Lucid Dreams. It arrives on the heels of BoyWithUke’s most honest and vulnerable song to date titled “Trauma”—listen HERE and watch the music video HERE. Beyond nearly 8 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube views on the music video, he returned to Genius to discuss the tune in-depth. BoyWithUke explained the inspiration and meaning behind the track in his most personal interview to date—watch HERE.
Last week, BoyWithUke revealed the third episode of his “Origins” story titled “Wide Awake”—watch HERE. The video follows the first two episodes, “Tobi” and “Lucid,” and finds the younger BoyWithUke being saved from bullies by an older version of himself.
Lucid Dreams 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.
This week, BoyWithUke completed his biggest North American headline tour yet. Prior to the North American leg, he sold out shows across Asia, Australia, and Europe. For more tour news and info visit www.boywithukemusic.com.
Lucid Dreams follows BoyWithUke’s previous releases—“Out Of Reach” single 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 110 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:
- “Bad Blood”
- “Lucid” (Interlude)
- “Bad Things”
- “Before I Die”
- “King of Nothing”
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 peaked at #1 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 213 million Spotify streams followed by “Understand” with 108 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 new full-length LP, Lucid Dreams, out now [Mercury Records/Republic Records].