Today, Vancouver-bred genre-defying artist Boslen shares his debut album DUSK to DAWN. The 22-year-old rapper’s first body of work since signing to Capitol Records in partnership with Chaos Club Digital, DUSK to DAWN showcases Boslen’s eclectic and forward-thinking brand of alt-hip-hop, as well as his deeply reflective approach to storytelling. Listen HERE.
Featuring guest spots from Tyla Yaweh, Vory, Dro Kenji, Rascalz, and Charmaine, DUSK to DAWN draws its undeniable power from Boslen’s boundary-pushing vocal experiments, shapeshifting transitions, and heavier production than he’s attempted before. After opening on the soulful minimalism of “DUSK,” the album cycles through an entire spectrum of textures and moods, ultimately arriving at the beautifully warped “DAWN.” Naming hyper-creative artists like Kid Cudi among his main inspirations, Boslen notes that DUSK to DAWN emerged from a desire to explore how vulnerability and self-empowerment can co-exist.
“On this album more than anything, I was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been on a project,” Boslen stated in a recent interview with Flaunt Magazine. “I really took risks and I really took my time…It can be a cinematic experience for anybody to resonate with. You can have a song that you can sit there and think about, but the very next song you can rage out like at a festival or on a stage.”
Executive-produced by justsayin, DUSK to DAWN features a number of previously released singles, including “TRIP” (praised by Atwood Magazine as a “smoldering song full of soaring, woozy psychedelia and raw lyricism”), “DENY” feat. Tyla Yaweh (a pop-punk-inspired track that inspired HotNewHipHop to hail Boslen as “one of Canada’s most exciting hip-hop exports”), and “QUARTZ” feat. Charmaine (deemed “ferocious” by Flaunt). See below for the complete tracklist to DUSK to DAWN.
A fast-rising artist with a proven track record of boldly defying genre barriers, Boslen first burst onto the scene with his acclaimed 2018 mixtape Motionless. DUSK to DAWN marks his first new project since the Black Lotus EP, a 2019 effort that peaked at #11 on the Canadian Apple Music streaming charts.