Lostboycrow impressed us all the way back in 2015 when “Adolescent” came out. The electronics work paired with the voice of Chris Danks made Lostboycrow worth paying attention to. Since then, Danks has released a lot of music under the Lostboycrow moniker. There’s been lots of singles, an EP or three, and now a debut album, Santa Fe.
Danks blends a little bit of everything into his music. Of course, his electronics and production come from that background, but his melodies scream indie pop, and his vocal style is closer to R&B than it is to alternative rock.
What’s cool about Lostboycrow is that when there are an infinite number of acts that are shaped by the industry and shaped by suits, Danks does whatever he wants with the project. On songs like “Orange Juice” and “Suburban Girl” there are some pop sensibilities and they’re catchy as hell. Then on other songs on the record… there’s not much sensibility to anything Danks is doing, it’s just him pushing himself as an artist. Those songs aren’t as listenable as a track like “Orange Juice”, but you still have to respect the hell out of what he’s doing.
With Danks’ music – the first thing to pay attention to is the vocal performance. His voice is something that doesn’t come around very often and he uses it to push himself as a writer all over this record. After the vocal work, the production of what’s being compiled with these songs is incredibly clean while maintaining originality. Lostboycrow’s debut album is a major accomplishment for Danks, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.