Buzzing artist and producer skaiwater releases his latest innovative single & video for “boys don’t cry”. Listen HERE via Cinematic Music Group. By combining his poignant delivery with grinding guitars and a frantic ‘90s house beat, the 22-year-old once again shows his willingness to explore any and all sonic terrains. The track is accompanied by a striking black-and-white video, which captures the artist’s DIY essence. Watch it HERE. “boys don’t cry” is available now at all digital retailers.

“You chose your path, so stay right there,” skaiwater sweetly sings over the distorted production, later adding: “I feel like you woulda cried if you’d seen it, but boys don’t cry — so we’re even.” As with most of the genre-blurring artist’s music, his vocals are woven into the mix, making them part of the bombastic aural landscape. He is similarly standoffish in the video, peeking behind his locks while goofing off with friends. Like his songs, it’s DIY, multi-layered, and mysterious.

2022 has already been a breakthrough year for skaiwater. Earlier this summer, he dropped the DJ Sliink remix of “#miles” as well as “eyes” and “a lie,” a song that somehow transitions from acoustic whisper to shimmering maximalism, and “i don’t need u,” which serves as further evidence of his fluency in club music. These tracks have already connected with fans too — ”#miles” has already garnered over 20 million streams, hitting the Top 10 US Songs on TikTok and #38 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50.

It’s all part of the journey that began on Soundcloud a few years ago. He met Lil Nas X through the platform, became friends, and worked together on music—eventually garnering a writing credit on “Holiday.” His approach won the attention of other gifted collaborators, including his friend midwxst, who appeared on skaiwater’s single “Kamikaze Two” and the late Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, who added a verse to “Work!” from skaiwater’s first mixtape Happy Hour.

skaiwater is an artist who proudly wears his varied influences on his sleeve, resulting in a sound that is as inventive as it is unpredictable. With “boys don’t cry,” the hotly tipped newcomer displays a rambunctious, frenetic side—suggesting he hasn’t even scratched the surface of his sonic adventures yet.


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