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Junior Boy stirs the soul with deeply introspective music
FORT MYERS, FL – There are only a handful of musicians through the years whose music goes beyond merely sounding good and actually touches the soul of an individual. Florida-based artist Junior Boy is on a journey to create that kind of music for the world.
It wasn’t always his life’s mission to create soul-stirring music, though. In fact, though music has always been something he’s connected with deeply over the years, it was never something he considered doing on his own until the death of his father in 2008. He was 13 at the time, and his father – who was a self-made millionaire – was murdered. As a young teenager who was already shy and who didn’t know how to deal with the turmoil of his emotions, he found himself often locked in his room listening to music. It didn’t take long for the music to touch his soul and pull out words that he didn’t even know he had within him. He started writing, and soon discovered that music offered an outlet for him to speak to people and to tell his story. And when he shared that music with others, he was pleasantly surprised to discover that it inspired them, as well.
“That’s when I took on the name Junior Boy,” he said. “My dad was a Junior, but I’m not. I took on his name so that he lives forever through me. I’ve had a hard life, but I’m not looking to be any type of tough guy or have a tough image. My goal is to speak for the souls who need to hear it. My goal is to inspire and uplift through the message of my pain and my story. I feel like I can be relatable to so many others that when you listen to my music you can’t help but feel it. My ultimate goal is to inspire somebody and touch somebody’s soul. When people play my music I want them to get chills through their whole body.”
Those chills are coming in spades with the release of Junior Boy’s new single, “Wit Dat.” It’s a song that details the ins-and-outs of his daily life, giving fans an in-depth look at the real-life story from his past two years. He said it’s a song that not only directs positive energy toward all the hatred around him and the people who want to see his downfall, but also showcases the positive steps he’s taken to come up and make it out of a tough situation. Ultimately it’s a song that he said speaks for multitudes of people all around the world.
“I’m being the voice for the millions of people who can’t speak up,” he said. “I feel like I’m different from what’s going on in the music industry today because I’m giving you quality music and quality content. A lot of artists today aren’t giving you anything, they’re just making it catchy to make it viral and there’s no substance to the music. That’s why I really respect artists who touch your soul. Take Adele, for instance. When I hear Adel – who is in a whole different genre from what I do – she’s telling you about her life and her relationships. And when you really listen to what she’s saying, it’s heart-felt. That’s what I’m doing, only in my genre, which is hip-hop and rap.”
Junior Boy said he plans to continue releasing singles over the next year so as to build a fanbase before putting together a full album. A music video for “Wit Dat” is currently available on his YouTube channel.
To listen to Junior Boy’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
“Wit Dat” Official Music Video