BOYWITHUKE TEAMS UP WITH BLACKBEAR ON NEW SINGLE “IDGAF” ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIAL VIDEO
DEBUT ALBUM SEROTONIN DREAMS OUT APRIL 15
FEATURING mxmtoon, POWFU & MORE
WORLD TOUR LAUNCHES THIS SPRING
18 MARCH 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke uncovers a new single entitled “IDGAF” [feat. blackbear] accompanied by the official video. The song paves the way for his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Serotonin Dreams [Republic Records], on Friday, April 15, 2022.
On the track and working with blackbear, BoyWithUke said: “‘IDGAF’ was so exciting to make for me. hearing all the components of the song merge together to make the tune was so much fun, and on top of that, i was able to work with such a talented guy like blackbear. i’m just so excited to show people what i can do.”
The music video picks up right where the “Long Drives” music video leaves off, as BoyWithUke finds himself heartbroken after being misled by someone he met online. Check out the first installment of the story in the “Long Drives” video here.
Already making a name for himself with nearly 700 million streams to date with just two songs out (“Toxic” and “Long Drives”), the new Serotonin Dreams album is highly anticipated and will feature collaborations with mxmtoon, Powfu, and more.
Speaking of “Toxic,” it just vaulted into the Top 15 at Alternative Radio and currently sits at #12 on the chart while already reaching nearly 680 million global streams to date. Meanwhile, his showstopping performance of the single as part of the Genius Open Mic series has emerged as the platform’s second highest-viewed Genius video to date with over 40 million views and counting. Not to mention, he has officially surpassed 1 million subscribers on YouTube and is approaching 4 million TikTok followers.
In addition, “Long Drives” shows no signs of stopping or slowing down. Not only has it amassed nearly 30 million global streams, but it has also racked up over 14 million YouTube views on the music video. Ones To Watch recently raved, “with his face hidden behind an LED faceplate, we may not know who BoyWithUke is, but one thing we know for certain is that he’s poised to be the next big thing.” Indie Shuffle noted, “the sadness of this track is electric, it surprises and enthralls,” and added, “‘Long Drives’ makes melancholy easy to listen to and utterly impactful in the space of alt-pop joy.”
In the wake of Serotonin Dreams’ arrival, BoyWithUke will embark on a much-anticipated global headline tour this spring. His headline tour begins on April 19th at Heaven in London; then he will visit multiple countries across Europe and conclude the tour in the US on May 10th at The Roxy in Los Angeles and May 12th at Bowery Ballroom in New York. The headline tour will be followed by a slew of dates supporting AJR on their upcoming North American tour this summer, which kicks off in May and includes shows in Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and more. Check out the full list of upcoming dates below.
Get your fill of Serotonin Dreams from BoyWithUke.
BoyWithUke 2022 Tour Dates
April 19th London, UK Heaven*
April 20th Amsterdam, Netherlands Tolhuistuin*
April 23rd Berlin, Germany Gretchen*
April 23rd Munich, Germany Hansa 39*
May 10th Los Angeles, CA The Roxy*#
May 12th New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*#
May 27th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater^
May 28th Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center^
May 29th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater^
May 31st St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
June 1st Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre^
June 3rd Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre @ Tinley Park^
June 4th Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater^
June 5th Minneapolis, MN The Armory^
June 8th Omaha, NE Baxter Arena^
June 11th Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater^
June 12th Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center^
June 14th Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater^
June 15th Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^
June 17th San Francisco, CA Concord Amphitheater^
June 19th Irvine, CA Five Point Amphitheater^
June 21st Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion^
June 22nd San Diego, CA The Park at Petco Park^
June 24th Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan^
* Headline Show
^ Supporting AJR
# w/ Sarcastic Sounds Opening
What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse. The song has taken over the Spotify charts: hitting Top 10 and Top 15 on the Global & U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, Top 20 on Global Spotify Chart, and peaking at over 2 million streams per day. The song follows his previous full length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs” project). We don’t know much about BoyWithUke yet, but we do know he’s an artist everyone is talking about.