There's nothing quite like Lo Boii. The duo comprised of producer/writer Aalias and wrtier/vocalist Corey Latif just dropped their stunning debut "Sex Doesn't Sell...Anymore" and it's layers of electric r&b with elements of funk and soulful vocals.
Lo Boii: We both started early in the music scenes in our hometowns (Philly and Cleveland) and it evolved into songwriting and production later on. Our roots stem from jazz, r&b, and soul. Between us, we've spent time at Berklee and Juilliard, but nothing can replace just getting out there in the music scene and working with as many talented people as possible.
Tell me about “Chakra”. What’s the story behind the song?
Lo Boii: It was the first song we did for the project and set the tone for the rest of the music. For once we weren’t thinking of any other artists in mind, and just let it be unique to us. It was inspired by a particular vibe, of summer in the city, and once we understood the feeling we wanted to capture, it felt like the song just wrote itself.
You just released your debut project! How does it feel?
Lo Boii: It feels incredible, we finally get to share the music with the world. You can expect unique twists on diverse influences, and it’s a product of so many things that we don't want to get lost in today’s music culture.
What’s the biggest challenge facing the music industry?
Lo Boii: The biggest challenge we face is also our biggest opportunity - keeping our creative independence and being patient with scaling from the ground up. Art at its best is always a struggle, and the industry always has logistical challenges, but the biggest hurdle and solution for the industry and the artists is always the creation of something great.
What has been inspiring you lately?
Lo Boii: The 80’s - everything from movies, music, to the fashion. We've been playing with nostalgia without simply recreating the past. Some of our direct inspirations have been great elements of that decade like John Hughes movies, artists we've loved like Tears for Fears, Fine Young Cannibals, and the boldest parts of that time's style.
What’s your best piece of advice for young musicians?
Lo Boii: Don’t make music that follows the trend too hard because when the trends go out, you go out with them. Just be yourself!