Utah-born, LA-based artist Buppy. has shared a fresh EP called names&places. The prolific, genre-bending artist returns once again with a project that pushes boundaries with vivid versatility, following up his project Cold Nights in Hollywood, as well as energizing singles like "hot B!" and "kyra!". His newest EP takes the listener on a vivid, character-rich journey that provides a deeper look into the idiosyncratic tales of different human beings. From the struggles during his childhood to the LGBTQ+ love story told from the perspective of one of his closest friends, this EP is poignant and sharply-crafted.
The EP kicks off with the lively lead single "miranda!", a song that blends alt-pop and indie aesthetics cohesively, with engaging vocals from Buppy. laid atop a bristling rhythm section and raw guitars. "kyra!" is evocative in its 80's new wave-tinged instrumentation, with sheets of sleek guitars creating an expansive backdrop for buppy.'s potent vocals. "park city, utah" is a hypnotic closer that utilizes atmospheric instrumentation and emotive vocal melodies to conjure a sense of nostalgia, finishing the project with a bittersweet yet hopeful, youthful tone.
This 19-year-old artist is well beyond his years, as he is open with his audience about the struggles life throws at him no matter how grim, as well as the blessings he receives along the way. With names&places, he pulls at heartstrings as he conveys a rich portrayal of the human condition. Buppy. is evolving his pop sound alongside notable producers Neek (Kid Laroi), Nathan Mayne (24kGoldn, Yung Gravy), grayskies (Thxsomuch, d4vd), and more.