Elusive producer/multi-instrumentalist Boots has shared a new EP titled #DARKDAZE featuring Run The Jewels, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother, David Bowie's Lazarus).
The four-track EP has landed on Boots' 31st birthday, and he's also shared a statement (written last night) about it all:
Tomorrow I will be 31 years old. These numbers are very special to me. The number 13 (4) is a powerful guide in my life. From my birth on Friday the 13th , to another birth on Friday, 12/13/2013.
Born in the '80s. Grew up in the '90s. (the first cassette I filled up was with TLC "Creep" and Radiohead "Creep" back to back repeatedly. Both sides - seven years old).
Awake in the present, I believed I could create something that reaches through time to give you an approximate translation of who/how/what I am. The past few years have been strange, no doubt. But more than ever, I feel overjoyed that through all of the turmoil, humans have art as a language we share with one another. Every day that I wake up, I'm grateful to be alive, and I hope to be a source of light and love toward everyone I encounter. I want to thank G O D , my family and all of my friends who have supported me, loved me and encouraged me to finish this.
BOOTS has produced for Beyoncé, Run The Jewels, FKA Twigs, Kelela, and more.