listen to Boyhood’s wonderful new album My Dread
Incredible day all around for outstanding new releases, but I'd be remiss if I didn't call special attention to my favorite release of the week and one of my most cherished albums of 2022: My Dread, the stunning new record from Ontario's Caylie Runciman, aka Boyhood. We've already declared our love for the singles -- the timeless and haunting "Don't You Dare", and straight banger/song-of-the-year contender "Stroke It", but the whole thing is glorious; Runciman elegantly touches on new-wave, dub, lo-fi, and sweeping pop nostalgia as she weaves an eclectic, deeply moving collection of perfect pop songs that feel classic, lived-in and raw. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, not to mention endlessly catchy, My Dread is an intensely personal and cathartic journey (a world-stopping pandemic, new motherhood!) that was years in the making, and I hope y'all love it as much as I do. Stream the album below, check the new video for whirling album highlight "What Would" by Colin Medley, and get yourself the limited 12" here before it's gone.