YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTON JOINS TOKYO POLICE CLUB FOR A STRING OF DATES AT TORONTO’S MOD CLUB DEC 8, 9, AND 10
ADULT CONTEMPT, DEBUT SOFT ROCK ALBUM FROM CANADIAN RAPPER SHAD’S NEW PROJECT, YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTON, OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“This album is awesome and you should make sure to hear it" - Stereogum
“...it's an uncool formula for the current musical climate. It's also as endearing and earnest as anything else Shad had put out over the years.” - Exclaim!
“All of a sudden, Shad does '80s New Romanticism. And it's really great. Who knew this guy could sing so sweetly? Should I even be surprised?” - Chart Attack
PHOTO: JUSTIN BROADBENT
Earlier this year, rapper, radio host, and now soft rock singer, Shad released a surprise album under the name Your Boy Tony Braxton. Now, he’s sharing the video for album track “Good (Enough)” which premiered yesterday via Noisey.
The video, directed by Justin Boradbent, takes us on a trip back to the 90s and features Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning trying to rent a copy of Speed 2 on VHS. "So, this is a song about a man who's just beginning to understand what's behind his loneliness, insecurity, and rage," Shad tells Noisey. While Broadbent added "I wanted to make a video that affirmed it was ok to like things like Speed 2. We often get in our heads about our futures or art making and need to take a step back and truly enjoy things for what they are."
Your Boy’s also taking this show to the stage for string of dates in Toronto on Dec 8, 9, and 10 with Tokyo Police Club. Tickets for the show are available via Ticketfly.
Out now via Arts & Crafts, Adult Contempt is “"a lovely collection of songs that reminds me of Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia. Ultra transposed from a modern R&B context into bright, richly arranged throwback pop in the vein of Scritti Politti and Prefab Sprout,” writes Stereogum. Shad himself described it as “a soft rock album, inspired by late 80s / early 90s pop/rock. The lyrical themes are mainly masculinity, love, and maturation.”
Recorded in the spring of 2014 with frequent collaborator Matthew Johnston, in his guest bedroom, Shad claims the musical inspiration for Adult Contempt comes “from the first things I ever heard on the radio. Vague memories of Michael Penn, Terence Trent D’arby, The Cure, Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, and others that evoke a smile and a nostalgic sense in me. Lyrically, I have some fun here and there but a lot of the lyrics are just honest, simply-put musings – grappling with insecurity, love, and trying to become a better person.”
YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTON LIVE
Dec 8, 9, 10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club w/ Tokyo Police Club (Tickets)