Timi Temple shares debut EP PHUZZ BOY

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Sydney native Timi Temple has released his last single as his debut EP Phuzz Boy was released at the end of last month.

‘Pretty Boy’ is that said release. Delivering social commentary through metaphoric prose, the song is about the dichotomy between gender representation in the music industry and the shallowness of commercially viable and visually pleasing aesthetic of major label artists.

As for the rest of the EP, Timi Temple (Timothy Lockwood) is completely ace. His hit single ‘2pm For Breakfast‘ played on deep lyrics intertwined with infectious cheekiness. Whilst this song is riff infested and upbeat, Timi Temple delivers some political insight into our modern world of capitalism and obsession with wealth.

‘Dreams, As A Kid’ and ‘Young Man, Old Boy’ start off with a slow, aesthetic groove before the powerful and meaningful lyrics kick in. They bring down the tone of the record but it would be boring if there wasn’t some variety in the mix.

Talking about the single ‘Pretty Boy’, Timothy said: “The impetus to this song was a male musician friend of mine, complaining that everyone ignores his music because he’s arguably very attractive. This struck me as horribly ironic because it’s an exact reflection of the day to day struggle women in the music industry are exposed to.

“I let my imagination run wild and created a world where this unhappy but perfectly aesthetic human, scars their own face so that they can let their own art/music speak for them, and in turn, their metamorphosis occurs internally and emotionally and they’ve found transformative happiness, ignoring cosmetics altogether.”

To top everything off, Timi Temple has produced a DIY music video to accompany the single. Shot in just one take, they blocked off a street in Newtown with cars and cones to do a bootleg their own version of a movie set. The cops came but luckily they got the shot the wanted.

Good

  • Variety of tone and rhythm
  • 'Pretty Boy' is best track
  • Meaningful lyrics

Summary

'Pretty Boy' - Delivering social commentary through metaphoric prose, the song is about the dichotomy between gender representation in the music industry and the shallowness of commercially viable and visually pleasing aesthetic of major label artists.
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