NoMBe Releases New Single and Video “Boys Don’t Cry”

Singer, songwriter, and producer NoMBe has released his new single and music video for “Boys Don’t Cry,” the latest track off hishighly anticipated sophomore album, CHROMATOPIA, out May 7th via TH3RD BRAIN Records. Anchored by an other-worldly background of dreamy ethereal synths, layered vocals, and an intoxicating beat, “Boys Don’t Cry” lyrically challenges the stereotypical connotation that men should withhold their emotions. CLICK HERE to listen/stream and CLICK HERE to watch the lighthearted and witty snapshot of NoMBe in his current home base of Hawaii. CHROMATOPIA is available for pre-save HERE.

“‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is about not showing weakness. How our traditional ideas of masculinity expect toughness and always knowing what to do. Literally, the lyrics of the song are about the engines of my spaceship going out and me trying to keep a cool head during this crisis,” shares NoMBe. “On a very personal level, the song is about my inability to fix my relationship and not wanting to appear weak. When writing the lyrics, I also imagined a character that wants to appear strong in front of someone who caused them pain. Sort of ‘walking with your head held high’ when you see them with someone new in public,” he adds. “On the production, I took a lot of reference from Daft Punk, 80’s modular music, but even Electric Guest and Queen.”

Offering a sense of catharsis for those who take life too seriously, the music video for “Boys Don’t Cry” provides subtle nods to CHROMATOPIA, a conceptual album that explores how colors imprint different aspects of our lives and lyrically details the internal dialogue of a relationship. The 14-track, self-produced recordfeatures previously released indie-pop bop “Heels” about understanding the pain you caused someone you care for, groovy single “Prototype” touches on admitting your flaws while working on becoming a better version of yourself, breezy dance track “Paint California”which Vulture states “serves up a much-needed dose of vitamin C” is about offering someone the world, while vulnerable single “Weirdo” encourages you to accept your uniqueness which Rolling Stone Australia featured as a Song You Need To Know, calling it “an affecting, dreamy lo

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