vaultboy unveils his impressive debut EP featuring two new tracks “i think i wanna text u” and “feel anything”. The five-track body of work is a showcase of irresistibly catchy alt-pop that is born to be kept on repeat.
Title track “i think i wanna text you” is a reflective and tender response to missing someone. Navigating matters of the heart with his masterful songwriting and assured vocals, vaultboy explained, “I was alone in my room one night and missing this girl I don’t really talk to anymore. I wanted to text her, but instead of actually doing it, I put the feeling into this song. I think most of us, if not all, have someone who we miss and would love to reach out to (whether it’s a good idea or not). I hope that those people can relate to this song, and feel a little bit less alone.“
Channeling life’s ups and downs into his music, vaultboy has quickly grown a reputation for making music that resonates with the masses. The second new track on the EP “feel anything” touches on the feelings of life on hold, something the majority of the world got a taste of thanks to the pandemic.
Digging deeper, vaultboy shares, “The pandemic has kept a lot of us at home, but one thing I realized during quarantine: I felt the same type of cabin fever you get from staying inside for too long, but for being stuck in your hometown. I think a lot of people who’ve lived in one place for a long time have a tendency to feel trapped, and that’s where this song comes from. The feeling of desperation and dissatisfaction with the life you have, and wanting to feel more, bigger, and deeper! “
Since launching earlier last year, vaultboy has been building a name for himself by making irresistible music that is catchy to its core. His debut track, “everything sucks”, thrust him into the limelight from obscurity. Soon after he uploaded a short snippet of the song on TikTok as a part of his 30-day songwriting challenge, the original sound on TikTok went viral, with many requests for the release of the full version. Once “everything sucks” was officially released on streaming platforms, it rapidly hit #1 on the Spotify Global Charts staying there for almost two full weeks, and entered Spotify’s Viral Charts in 37 countries across the globe.
Quickly proving “everything sucks” was not a one-off hit, vaultboy has been winning hearts with his music ever since. vaultboy’s playful addictive pop sound is the perfect vessel for his relatable, cathartic songwriting and effortless vocals.
His storming debut has been evident across Asia, where he steamrolled into the Top 5 of Viral Charts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. “everything sucks” also entered top radio stations across the region, eventually landing on Asia Pop 40 (aired on 96 radio stations across APAC) with the music video added to rotation on TV channels like Vh1 India, MTV Asia, Music TV (Indonesia) and VERY TV (Thailand). In July 2021, vaultboy made his debut as the international headliner on TikTok Asia’s Music Night, #CityPop Edition. Currently, based on his streams worldwide, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok are in his Top 5 cities!
Born and bred in Jacksonville, Florida, he first began experimenting with music in high school and he has been honing his skills ever since. After joining TikTok at the end of 2020, he found the platform to be the perfect match for his clever and quick ability to write songs, and was able to effortlessly engage an audience which now sits at 1.3 Million followers. With more in the pipeline, vaultboy is certainly an artist to watch out for in 2022.
‘vaultboy’ EP Track List:
1. everything sucks
3. rocket science
4. feel anything
5. i think i wanna text you
Stream ‘vaultboy’ EPhere: vaultboy.fanlink.to/vaultboy-E