Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Fuckboy”?
“Fuckboy” is an anthem for females everywhere, encouraging all of us to call out Fuckboys on their bullshit. I haven’t always stood up for myself in situations where I was being disrespected by a guy, because I wasn’t in touch with my sense of worth. This song helped empower me to stand up for the respect I truly deserve.
Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?
Yeah, I was working with a guy (in the music industry) who tried to come across as a big deal, and very professional, but soon enough started to reveal that he was more interested in just sleeping with me. I told my cousin, Megan, about it, and she said, “he sounds like a Fuckboy to me.” The second she said that I knew I had to write this song.
Was the visual always meant to be a 360 experience?
It was actually total chance that it happened this way! I met a guy at a party named Nir Netzer. He told me he worked in VR, I told him I was a musician, and he listened to my song “Fuckboy” and fell in love with it.
What made you want to go with this approach?
Well, Nir said he’d been looking for a song to do a music video for in VR, and wanted to take it on as a passion project. We co-produced it, put our heart and soul into every step, and it’s been the most exciting project I’ve done to this day. Nir and I have become great friends as well 🙂
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
It was quite a journey. The toughest thing to nail down was the location, because, after weeks of searching, we finally had found the perfect place, but we really had to fight for it. The coolest thing for me was getting the women together to be in the video. They were all so generous to donate their time to shoot on the day, and to see how supportive they were of the project made me feel like I was really doing something right. It reminded me that none of this is really about me…it’s about the empowerment of women everywhere. We did it as a team.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing process was super fun on this one. I had written the hook, and I brought it to my collaborators at the time, Evan Blum and Rocky Sands. Writing the verses was the most fun, ‘cause we just kept cracking up at the lines we were coming up with, lol. They were so outrageous and funny, but we also knew we were making a statement, and always kept that as the focus. Recording the vocals was really fun, and also really cathartic. I actually felt like I was able to release some residual pain from past trauma and let it out in a healthy way. Evan and Rocky always created a really safe space for me to let loose with the experience. They’re so awesome I can’t even tell you.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I’m actually just about to release my second single next week!
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
It’s called Bad Habit (S.Y.O.D.) – can you guess what S.Y.O.D. stands for? 😉
Any plans to hit the road?
I am dying to hit the road! Once my EP is out in a couple of months, I really wanna tour with it as soon as possible 🙂
What else is happening next in BUGSY’s world?
Well, it just so happens that I’m about to release the Fuckboy Lyric Video!
It features a ton of badass females, lip syncing different parts of the song, and they all look amazing in it 🙂 Can’t wait to show them off – they rock!