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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Bullying Myself” - Boy Jr.

Boy Jr. Bullying Myself Cover Art

We can all be hard on ourselves sometimes. We tell ourselves mean things, and why? As Boy Jr. describes it, “...if anyone ever said these things to me or a friend, I'd be pissed!” Today, we’re listening to “Bullying Myself” by Boy Jr., an electric indie hit perfect for anyone who also tends to bully themselves. I really liked this song! I think Boy Jr. is a fantastic artist, so as someone who hasn’t had the pleasure of listening to their music yet, I think this was the best possible introduction. I think they are a great lyricist, and I found myself resonating with nearly every single lyric! One lyric in particular that I liked was “I’ve been paying more attention to the things that I’ve been saying to myself / In my head.” This is me to a tee… fantastic.

Aside from the message, this song has a highly energetic and fun production value behind it! As they sing each verse, the instrumentals build and build. Until eventually, they get to the chorus, and the sound explodes into this hyper-pop, electric beat. I don’t listen to music like this often, but I was genuinely obsessed with every second of it. I also loved how there was a moment toward the end of the song where Boy Jr. cries out, and the beat grows one last time. The production effort that Boy Jr. put into this song truly paid off, it was incredible. I will without a doubt be adding this to my dance and party playlists!

Boy Jr. is the songwriting and production project of Ariel Allen-Lubman. Through creating a consistent and massive fanbase through social media, Allen-Lubman has been able to grow and grow as an artist. They first started releasing music back in 2018 with the release of their debut song, “It’s Enough”. Since then, they have gone on to release a bunch of other singles and EPs, and even three full-length albums! And on Spotify, their fame only continues to grow, as right now, they get an average 40,500 monthly streams. I loved “Bullying Myself”, and I can’t wait to hear what they release next. Go stream “Bullying Myself” everywhere, now!

Written By Isabel Mays



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