Boku, the blooming brainchild of Irish electronic producer Ian Ring, has debuted his first release of the new year. The gorgeous downtempo creation "Fortune" marks the first of a set of three releases to come this January, forming a cohesive EP slated to hit streaming services on January 27th.
Having initially cut his teeth in the dance realm with his first pop band, Young Wonder, the Cork native has gathered his electronic sounds and turned inwards. Sharing bittersweet introspection with the world via downtempo music, Boku projects a certain warmth through his synth manipulation and vocal chop laden productions. "Fortune" is a potpourri of subtle builds matched with yearning percussive elements and bold atmosphere.
Ian Ring has worked rather extensively with a variety of commercially successful artists, from his own Young Wonder project to indie artists, Talos and Daithí. Forging out on his own, Ring built the Boku project after the ending of a long-term relationship, determined to expand on a path of self-discovery. He released "Rise", "Game" and "Vermillion" over the course of a year, with each track further shaping a newfound sound. Ring debuted the Boku project in 2019, deriving the moniker from a word meaning ‘I’: "when you spend years with someone you can end up losing your own identity if you are not careful, you can get wrapped up in someone else's narrative rather than your own and if that ends it feels like a death."
Stay tuned to socials below for the latest from Boku as his January EP rollout is well underway.