Dallas’ Boy Epic has been churning out some incredible covers and originals over the past year. His recent rendition of Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera has hit nearly 3 million YouTube views in just over three months. Proving his originals are just as passionate as his covers, he recently premiered a new video for his latest single Wicked — the third installment of what Boy Epic calls “an intensely personal” video trilogy. Known for being an artist with no name, Boy Epic shed some light on his mysteriousness in our recent interview. Read our conversation below as we discussed his latest video trilogy, Xbox One, and how simplicity is all you need.
AMBY: Hey Boy Epic, thanks for speaking with us today. What have you been up to lately?
Boy Epic: Right now I am promoting my latest video/song trilogy (Hell, Say Something [cover], Wicked) in the mean time I am currently in the studio writing/planning my next trilogy! Afterwards I plan on hoping on a plane and filming this next trilogy somewhere exotic.
AMBY: You recently released a darkly sexy video for your new song Wicked. What’s the story behind the track?
Boy Epic: “Wicked” was the third installment to my latest trilogy. The conclusion (Wicked) shows what the aftermath of a broken relationship can do to one’s self. To prepare for the video I lost weight to show how depression can affect your health. The video is simplistic but complicated at the same time. The blind fold I’m wearing represents my unawareness to the problem while the dark hands represent my bad thoughts. The black substance represents the pain.
AMBY: What inspires you to create such intensely personal music videos?
Boy Epic: I’ve been through a lot in my life and I think it’s only fair to share those experiences with others who may be going through something similar. I feel it’s important as an artist to connect as deeply as possible with fans in order for them to really understand the music and vision I create.
AMBY: Your recent cover of Say Something by A Great Big World has hit nearly three million YouTube views. Did you ever expect your covers to have such reach with your fans?
Boy Epic: Honestly, no. I took a chance and I exposed myself and people connected with it. This is what creativity is all about. You don’t need a million dollars and fancy dance moves to get a point across. Sometimes simplicity is all you need.
AMBY: What can we expect in the future when it comes to covers?
Boy Epic: First things first, I’m not a cover artist, but I do enjoy doing the occasional cover. Once I find a song I connect with on an emotional level, I’ll give it a shot.
AMBY: Outside of music, what do you do for fun?
Boy Epic: Xbox One!
AMBY: What’s the most inappropriate thing you’ve ever said or done?
Boy Epic: I keep my secrets to myself ;)
AMBY: What was the first record you bought, and do you feel that album had an influence on your music?
Boy Epic: The first record I ever bought was “Simple Man” by Graham Nash. That song was so brutally honest, and so passionate, that it made me feel for him. I’ll never forget that moment. Yes, that record will ALWAYS influence me.
AMBY: What has you most excited for the rest of 2014?
Boy Epic: Changing the way people view/listen to music!
AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Boy Epic that nobody knows yet?
Boy Epic: My real name ;)
Thank you Boy Epic, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout