restless modern - Free Boy

RELEASE DATE: Friday, March 22nd, 2018

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Song Bio

Distributor: AWAL

“Free Boy” is the single off of my upcoming “SOMEBODY NEEDED TO TELL ME TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF” EP. Produced, written, performed, and mixed by Restless Modern. Mastered by Rob Murray.

RM Key Points

  • 22 years old

  • NYC based, Harvard graduate

  • Independent (no label, no management)

  • 17M+ streams

  • 2,100+ singles/albums sold on iTunes

  • Radio play in North America, Europe, and NZ

  • Top 10 electronic on iTunes USA, multiple international chartings

  • Sampling of previous press coverage

Restless Modern Bio

While Restless Modern made his debut with production work on “Navigator,” a pop single that has been streamed over 11 million times, the young artist didn’t put out his first self-produced, self-written, and self-performed work until late that year. “I’m Okay” was the first single off of his To Come Undone EP, a dark and introspective body of work that has accumulated well over 2M streams since its independent release in early 2018. “It’s always been my goal to handle every part of the music myself. When I’m making the productions, writing the lyrics, singing the songs, and mixing the records, I can get as close to my vision as possible.”  Since the debut EP, Restless has been releasing one-off singles and creating his follow-up “SOMEBODY NEEDED TO TELL ME TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF” EP, which is set for a 2019 release. RM has been featured in press outlets like Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, NEST HQ, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle, Acid Stag, MTV, and more. He has also been featured on top-level curated YouTube platforms like Taz Network, WaveMusic, Aminium, SuicideSheeep, and many others.

Restless Modern, aka Jack Kieffer, cites artists like EDEN, The 1975, Frank Ocean, and Blackbear as key influences, though he is cautious to describe himself in terms of others. “Every single day is about improvement and differentiation. I listen to and study the art that I love, but my job is to create something that no other artist can create. Something that is unique to my perspective and my abilities - so that’s what I’m shooting for.” RM graduated from Harvard University in 2018 and is currently working on his artist project full-time in NYC.


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LYRICS

[intro]

i’m a free boy

never gonna change

nothin like these boys

still the same ones

cuz im a free boy

never gonna change

cuz all my day ones

always been the same


[verse 1]

ten years

same names in my phone

same people i call when i’m home

same people i scare with a gun to my dome

but i won’t off myself now

cuz i’m making plans to

fly us out to foreign places

and why make it big when

no one’s there to ride the wave with


[chorus]

i’m a free boy

never gonna change

nothin like these boys

still the same ones

cuz im a free boy

never gonna change

cuz all my day ones

always been the same


[bridge]

i might break for you tonight

i’m alright when you’re on my mind

i might break for you tonight

tonight, yeah

i might break for you tonight

i’m alright when you’re on my mind

i might break for you tonight

tonight, yeah

[chorus]

i’m a free boy

never gonna change

nothin like these boys

still the same ones

cuz im a free boy

never gonna change

cuz all my day ones

always been the same


[outro]

and i know you ride for me

so i got you, anyway

and i know you ride for me

so i got you

and i know you ride for me

so i got you, anyway

and i know you ride for me

so i got you