Released today across all streaming platforms, we thought it would be a good opportunity to chat to Lostboy about the new song and all things music.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where are you from and how did Lostboy start?
I grew up in a tiny place in nowhere land called Wotton-under-Edge. It’s quiet there, school was about as you’d expect and outside of that there wasn’t much going on for the likes of kids like me. Music however, opened up doors to an escapism I had long craved – it all took off from there really. I met Robbo (Henry Robinson – Bass) and Eth (Ethan Reeves – Drums) at secondary, started pumping out shit covers interspersed with my first dodgy writing efforts, then relocated to Sheffield where Bezza (Lead Guitar) jumped on board and we started to find the sound.
If you had to use three words to sum up Lostboy, what would you say?
Eager, determined and loud
You’ve released today your new single Weight. What does the song mean to you?
For me it came about from my thinking about the metaphorical ‘weight’ we all carry around in some aspect. I think post lockdown and reflective I was able to see how things had affected me in a more objective way. The song kind of cries out for that weight to be left behind, for us all to start anew in this new year. To be honest I never know what they mean until after they are written, it takes some processing myself. More often than not my songs know me better than I do.
Were you expecting to find inspiration there?
I wasn’t really looking for inspiration as such; like with all my writing the best ones tend to come about when I’m feeling either troubled or elated – i do have lockdown and current societal pressures to thank for sure.
What is one thing you have learnt from making music, maybe something you weren’t expecting?
Probably that I don’t find myself alone in the way my brain works (or doesn’t). Everyone has experienced their own ‘weight’ over the past year and that’s unique only to them, but I was surprised to find the way that would affect those around me not to distant to my own experience.
I hear you are about to go on tour soon. What can we expect from these live shows?
We cannot wait for these shows. We’ll be touching places we’ve never been before and stretching our reach further afield – I can’t wait to see what energies the crowds bring.
How are you preparing for the tour?
We’ll have studio space booked for a good week or so to hone the set but to be honest it never takes the lads and I long to pull it back – although there are new tunes that may need some extra ironing.
What advice would you give those looking to make their own music?
Write about things you love, things you hate and things that make YOU feel. Don’t try and write about things you don’t understand to jump trends, the people who love your music will smell bullshit a mile off. Make it all about having fun and you’re winning.
Where can we find out more about you?
We have a website which is thatbandlostboy.com – everything you need is there
Anything else you would like to tell us, or even ask us any questions?
Nothing other than thanks for having me and for all you do with your platform to support artists this is class. I hope you enjoy the music and I hope you’re keeping safe. See you round.
I’d like to thank Max for taking the time to answer our questions and wish him and the band the best of luck with the new single and the upcoming tour. Hopefully we’ll catch up again soon!
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