After breaking the internet and tallying hundreds of millions of streams independently, singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke returns with a brand new single and music video entitled “Long Drives” via Republic Records.
On the new single and music video, BoyWithUke said, “‘Long Drives’ is about having a long distance relationship and constantly overthinking about the other person.”
BoyWithUke first teased the track on TikTok (where he has over 2.5 million followers) as part of his “minute long songs” project. It joins his previous breakout hit “Toxic,” which has nearly 400 million global streams and vaulted into the Top 10 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart, Top 15 on the U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, and Top 20 on the Global Spotify Chart. Beyond that, the song averages 2 million daily streams and hit #25 on the Alternative Radio Chart (and climbing). Meanwhile, OnesToWatch crowned him “One of the most delightful surprises of the year” and named him one of “25 Artists To Watch in 2022.” Recently, BoyWithUke performed the track for Genius’ Open Mic
Adding to the accolades, BoyWithUke announces he will join AJR on their upcoming North American tour this summer, which kicks off in May and includes dates in Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and more
If you quickly scan TikTok you can figure out that BoyWithUke is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse.The song has taken over the Spotify charts: hitting Top 10 and Top 15 on the Global & U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, Top 20 on Global Spotify Chart and peaking at over 2 million streams per day. The song follows his previous full length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs’ ‘ project). We don’t know much about BoyWithUke yet, but we do know he’s an artist everyone is talking about.