Artist Rxseboy is carving out a unique place for himself in the music industry with the help of his newest track, “I’m So Good At Lying”. Filled with the artist’s lyrical flows and unique blend of acoustic instrumentation and shimmering production, the track stands as an infectiously feel-good example of the artist’s laidback sound. And, with the creative mastery of Powfu and Thomas Reid also featuring on the track, as well as a comic strip-inspired set of visuals accompanying, it becomes all the more special.
“So my verse specifically talks about a high school relationship between, a really smart guy and a really athletic girl,” explains the artist when speaking on the meaning behind his track. “Both have bright futures, but both are also pretty toxic. The writing in the first half of the verse has some references to things in mathematics, while the second half has a bunch of basketball references. Powfu comes in on the second verse and talks about how, in the future, they come together and finally own up to their mistakes.”
Upon the release of his newest track, the artist sat down with Wonderland to discuss the meaning behind his name, his latest collaborative cut and what’s next. Head below to read our interview with Rxseboy now…
Hi Rxseboy, how are you doing?
I’m doing great!
How has 2021 been for you creatively? Has the pandemic affected your craft?
You know, I’ve had a lot of ups and downs this year so, it’s been really easy to write about a wide array of stuff. The pandemic hasn’t really affected my craft much because I’ve always stayed inside my house to work on music.
Where has your passion for music stemmed from?
It’s definitely stemmed from my past. I’ve had a lot of stuff happen that I was never able to really talk to anyone about, so I kinda just started writing lyrics and here we are.
Can you give us some background on the meaning of your name?
So I originally went by my real name but thought that was pretty lame. I knew the new name had to have the word Rose in it because, at the time, I thought flowers were the coolest thing ever. Rosegold was my first pick, but out of nowhere came ‘Roseboy’, and that’s what I ended up going with. A lot of people ask about the ‘x’ that I added, and that’s only there because the two ‘o’ sounds in Roseboy sound completely different and I thought what better way to change that than swapping out the o for an x. Great logic.
Who do you look up to musically?
I’m not really sure, but I think someone I look up to in terms of how they handle themselves in the music industry is definitely Jack Harlow. Dude, is hilarious.
Congratulations on the release of “I’m So Good At Lying”! Talk us through the meaning behind the track.
So my verse specifically talks about a high school relationship between, a really smart guy and a really athletic girl. Both have bright futures, but both are also pretty toxic. The writing in the first half of the verse has some references to things in mathematics, while the second half has a bunch of basketball references. Powfu comes in on the second verse and talks about how, in the future, they come together and finally own up to their mistakes.
It also features Powfu and Thomas Reid! How did this collaboration come about?
Thomas Reid and Nuxe started the track off with some great production and vocals. After, they sent what they made to Powfu and I. The song was originally set to release back in April 2020 but got postponed because everyone had a bunch of other music coming out. In the following months, I worked with Sarcastic Sounds,and his production took the track to a whole new level.
How would you describe your sound?
I’d like to think I sound pretty boring, but other people think my voice sounds chill. In terms of the overall sound of my music, I go for something that’s laidback. Something you can vibe to while driving late at night.
What is next for you? Do you have any other projects that you’d like to work on next?
I have a couple of singles dropping soon that I know people have been waiting a while for. I also have an EP that should be out before the end of this year.