Hailing from Greystones in Ireland, Smoothboi Ezra is an eighteen year old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer taking the music industry by storm. Whether it be amassing over ten million Spotify streams with completely independent music or supporting Orville Peck at Dublin’s Grand Social, they are set to take 2021 by storm.
Written when they were just sixteen, My Own Person is the first single from a forthcoming collection of songs, and one of great beauty. It’s a tender piece of anti-pop way beyond their years, in which Smoothboi Ezra explores “being happy but not being able to do anything about it”. Lyrically, it’s distinctly Gen Z and will undoubtedly resonate hard with fans of the same age group; but also with those of us outside of it and still coming to terms with the effects of poor mental health.
Smoothboi Ezra feels like one of those artists on the brink of a big break. With My Own Person and the tracks to follow, 2021 is going to be one hell of a year for the Irish star in the making.