I Am Boleyn Takes Us on a Nighttime Drive with ‘Driving In The Dark’
London’s very own synth-pop sensation, I Am Boleyn, is thrilled to announce the arrival of her latest musical gem, ‘Driving In The Dark’, set to grace the airwaves this summer under the esteemed labels Aztec Records and Rough Trade.
Fresh off the heels of her successful reimagining of The Corrs’ timeless classic ‘Breathless’, I Am Boleyn draws inspiration from the rock-pop synth queens of the 1980s, channelling the likes of The GoGos, Debbie Harry, and The Bangles. ‘Driving In The Dark’ marks another step in I Am Boleyn’s evolution as an artist, seamlessly blending 80s new wave influences with lush, synth-driven melodies and introspective lyricism.
In her own words, she shares, “There are two places that evoke nostalgic memories and often bring tears to my eyes. One is the realm of aeroplanes, and the other is the solitary experience of driving alone in the car at night. There’s something about the journey and the solitude that invites deep reflection—it’s a sentiment shared by many. I wanted to craft a pop song that captured that cinematic trope of shedding tears in your car. It’s a cliche for a reason! There’s something powerfully cathartic about turning up the music, rolling down the windows, and letting the tears flow.”
Hailed as V Magazine’s ‘New Favourite Artist’, I Am Boleyn divides her time between London and Stockholm, collaborating with the Swedish-based music production collective FMLY STHLM and Johannes Willinder. Drawing influence from iconic figures such as Robyn, Annie, Goldfrapp, and MS MR, her electro-pop sound emanates with the neon-lit atmosphere of 80s Berlin bars, infused with a futuristic twist reminiscent of the world of Blade Runner.
Having pursued her passion for songwriting since her early years, I Am Boleyn’s journey led her to Oxford University to study history. Following the release of her debut single, ‘Too Much’, she captivated audiences with mesmerizing performances at renowned venues like the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, Laylow in London, and Art Basel Miami, leaving audiences dazzled by her magnetic stage presence.
In December 2019, the F9 remix of ‘Too Much’ soared to number 12 in the UK Club Charts, solidifying her place in the electronic music scene. The music video for her single ‘Limit of Love’ received accolades as it made the shortlist for the London Music Video Festival in January 2020.
I Am Boleyn continued to make waves by gracing the digital concert #ivoted festival with a captivating performance of her single ‘Another Me’ during the US elections. The track was also featured on Spotify’s Editorial Playlist ‘Retro Wave/Outrun.’ Her EP ‘Paris to Berlin’, featuring the titular track, has garnered over 1 million streams, further solidifying her rising star status.
With a recent signing to Aztec Records in September 2022, I Am Boleyn has released two captivating singles, ‘Girl Like Me’ and ‘Tiny Love’, from her highly anticipated album ‘Lost in Space’, slated for a summer 2023 release. Boasting an impressive 1.8 million streams on Spotify and 150k views on YouTube, I Am Boleyn’s momentum is poised to catapult her into the stratosphere of SynthPop brilliance.
Produced by the talented Johannes Willinder, ‘Breathless’ not only represents I Am Boleyn’s musical prowess but also provides a tantalizing glimpse into the themes that will shape her forthcoming album, ‘Lost In Space’. Brace yourselves for an ethereal and atmospheric sonic journey as I Am Boleyn’s ‘Lost In Space’ takes flight in the summer of 2023.
‘Driving In The Dark’ stands as a testament to I Am Boleyn’s ability to capture emotions and transport listeners into evocative landscapes. The track is a testament to her growth as an artist, combining nostalgia-inducing elements of the past with a forward-thinking approach that pushes the boundaries of the synth-pop genre.
As the anticipation builds for the release of ‘Lost In Space’, I Am Boleyn’s fan base continues to swell, with over 1.8 million streams on Spotify and 150k views on YouTube. Her unique blend of electronic sounds, heartfelt lyricism, and captivating performances have firmly established her as an artist to watch in the synth-pop realm.
With ‘Driving In The Dark’ serving as the latest addition to her already impressive discography, I Am Boleyn is poised to make a lasting impact on the music landscape. So buckle up, roll down the windows, and let I Am Boleyn take you on a mesmerizing journey through the night with her enchanting new track, ‘Driving In The Dark’.