“It’s something ‘bout boys,” Bronze Avery croons on his new track “Boys!” Yeah, there sure fucking is. I hate them but also, er, love them, too! It’s a struggle. “Something ‘bout the way they tell their lies / Makes you feel so special even when you know it’s / Something that I question every time.” Spot on.
Avery’s first single of 2020, “Boys!” is a welcome relief to this dreary, quarantine day in New York City, quickly transporting me back to warmer beach days on Fire Island. Its dreamy soft-pop pulse is as hypnotic as the moment you lock eyes with someone and all your “intuitions [are] under attack” and everything melts away. The accompanying video — another collaboration between Avery, Justin Gilbert, Joe Desantis, and Shawn Binder, saturated with the hazy glow of summer — captures the mood perfectly. Be careful when watching: You just might catch feelings for some “Boys!” —Daniel Head