Limerick rapper Strange Boy pictured above has just announced his debut album
Limerick rapper Strange Boy announces debut album + shares first single
Strange Boy is a 1000-year-old poet channeling through the body of a young man from Limerick. With hard-hitting, thought-provoking lyrics, Strange Boy’s unique mastery of flow renders him one of the most important rappers of our time.
Friday, April 16, Strange Boy shares ‘Waiting’, the song that announces his debut album Holy/Unholy coming this summer.
With genius and poetry, Strange Boy paints a living picture of the raw truth country’s youth – Waiting.
Unfiltered and nuanced, it’s a slow scene of the rapper’s inner life and the lives of those in his community. Strange Boy combines hip-hop and Irish traditional music, the old and new cultural influences dominant in this country.
The music was composed and produced by Enda Gallery in Kilfenora, Co. Clare during lockdown. A master of multitudes of genres, Enda also releases music under his own name, and is currently writing and producing debut albums for not only Strange Boy, but also Tolü Makay and Willzee.
Single off my new album coming soon
Like the rest of the project it’s a love letter of sorts to my mentally ill mind.
God bless and take care of yourselves❤️ pic.twitter.com/oSSI2V9Agz
— Strange Boy (@StrangeBoyWha) March 21, 2021
Speaking about the track, Strange Boy said, “I’ve lots of memories of growing up in Limerick, good and bad. With ‘Waiting’ I wanted to put into perspective how my hometown shaped my personality.” Enda Gallery adds “It breaks my heart open to hear it. Every time. I feel like we are witnessing one of the all-time greats.”
‘Waiting’ by Strange Boy, produced by Enda Gallery, is out on all digital platforms now:
To listen on Spotify go HERE
To listen on Apple Music go HERE
For other stories on Strange Boy go HERE
About Strange Boy
Limerick rapper Strange Boy is a 1000-year-old poet channeling through the body of a young man from Limerick. With hard hitting, thought-provoking lyrics, his unique mastery of flow renders him one of the most important Irish rappers of our time. Strange Boy combines hip hop and Irish traditional music, the old and new cultural influences dominant in this country, with a sophistication that would have you swearing this genre always existed. Since his signing with the Berlin-based record label WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD in 2019, Strange Boy has been working with his producer and fellow Irishman Enda Gallery on his debut album HOLY / UNHOLY, which will be released this Summer.
Anyone on the Irish music scene would have heard of Strange Boy (fka Jonen Dekay). After a powerful performance at Make a Move festival in his home city of Limerick, he began working with Rusangano Family and Deviant/Naive Ted on his debut mixtape: Passionate Example. Since then, he has worked with PX Music and a string of artists such as Hazey Haze, Citrus Fresh, GavinDaVinci, Naive Ted, Mankyy and was featured on delush’s single ‘It’s Alright’ (Soundtrack of new BBC series “Normal People”). Singled out by Blindboy of the Rubberbandits as having the “best song to ever come out of Limerick” and named a “national treasure” by District Magazine, Strange Boy is an artist for the new generation in Ireland, featured on Ireland Music Week 2020 and about to tour the USA with ‘Ireland In Music’ and fellow Irish acts such as Tolü Makay, Enda Gallery and the Hothouse Flowers in 2022.
Watch Strange Boy’s Live Performance at Ireland Music Week 2020: