Songwriter musician and producer AKA Lonely Boy locked himself away alone in his studio for most of 2018 to write and record what would become his first album 21st Century Loneliness, which is released next year. A focused commentary on today’s society and the human condition in the modern world set to the backdrop of driving beats, soaring melodies and anthemic choruses. AKA Lonely Boy has just released Repetition from the album we shall see next so The Fountain caught up with him to discuss the release in more depth.

TF: You have a new single out, that must be exciting?

First single from my debut LP…it’s a very exciting time. You let one of your babies out into the big, wide world to take on a life of their own…I’m already proud of what it’s been up to so far.

TF: And what has been the reception been like to Repetition, can you elaborate on the single?

The response has been fantastic. That thing niggling in the back of your mind, y’know…I wonder if this is as great as I know it is. But I’m easy either way…if people love it, that’s great. If people hate it, then that’s great too. So far I’m feeling a lot of love for it and people are contacting me on social media to tell me that they can’t get the songs hook of ‘…eat, sleep, work…’ out of their heads. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the album next year.

TF: And can we look forward to an EP or LP from you soon? 

My debut album, 21st Century Loneliness, will be released next year with a second single released from it beforehand

TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, particularly here in Scotland?

AKA Lonely Boy started out as a studio project but the response from fans via the new single, Repetition, and from the music industry, regarding my debut album has been overwhelming. Because of this, I’ve now started to put the foundations in for live shows for next year. So, I will be out on the road for sure and I will definitely head up to Scotland, as I’ve previously had some great live shows up there in one of my previous projects…a particular one at Glasgow Barrowlands sticks out in my mind. The Scots always have a good ear for great music and they openly champion and support new music, so I’ll look forward to seeing what everybody up there thinks in 2020.

TF: And what has been your favourite gig to date?  

Well…as mentioned in the last question, I’ve not played any live shows as AKA Lonely Boy yet…but maybe I can come back to you on this one next year and have a stand out gig in Scotland to shout about.