Hannah Finch


boulevards brings the funk on “my baby’s gone”

May 24, 2019
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If only every relationship could end like this. With an impossible-to-ignore groove, Boulevards’ Jamil Rashad comes off like an indie-rock James Brown on his latest single, “My Baby’s Gone.” Gone, maybe, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get down.

“My Baby’s Gone” comes from Boulevards’ forthcoming YADIG!, and has a throwback sound on top of an indie vibe that keeps it feeling loose while avoiding the trap of the too-accurate homage. Instead, it’s a sound that looks to the future while honoring the past, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. Heartbreak has no business this fun.