Utah artist Buppy. has shared a new EP called Cold Nights in Hollywood. Beginning in January 2021, the 18 year-old artist has steadily built a catalogue of emotive, genre-bending releases, preceding the album with evocative singles such as the title track, “Cold Nights in Hollywood”, as well as “WTDWTS” with Shy High. Showcasing his signature penchant for raw, vulnerable storytelling and infectious melodies, Cold Nights in Hollywood draws the listener into Buppy.’s world across 6 heartfelt tracks.
Title track and lead single, “Cold Nights in Hollywood”, produced by boia and eeryskies, opens the project with melancholic, wistful guitars drifting atop reverb-drenched backing vocals. Sound effects of rain provide an appropriate backdrop for the track, reflecting its moody feel and slower pace. Buppy. enters atop the downtrodden soundscape with engaging vocals that blur the line between alt-pop, indie, and hip-hop, as organic-sounding drums and rich bass create a sturdy rhythm beneath. “Down&Low” follows next with an electronic-infused instrumental that picks up a hair-raising pace, providing a dynamic contrast with the opening track. Metallic, rapid synths and a restless, drum-and-bass-influenced drum line underscore Buppy.’s emotive vocal performance here, making for an engaging, genre-bending cut. “WTDWTS” with Shy High provides a warmer, summery groove as airy, carefree keys and lively drums effectively conjure a jubilant mood. The geller and boia-produced closer “Man in the Stars” closes out the EP in a grand fashion, with expansive synths opening the track softly before heavy guitars and driving drums create a cathartic, intense climax that finishes the project with a display of emotive power.
The latest from Buppy., Cold Nights in Hollywood's genre-bending sound and personal lyricism give it a unique flavor, making for a character-rich, diverse listen that is easy to keep re-visiting.