Photo: Mark Maryanovich
The ET Boys unveil two brand-new tracks, “Art Hoe Movie End Credits” and “Enter Your Fantasy,” displaying the evolution of their creativity.
The ET Boys arrived on the music scene in 2021, releasing their debut single, “Sober,” a contagious, galvanizing track drenched in heady waves of nu-pop.
They followed by dropping a chain of hit singles as well as last year’s debut album, Forever Night, which collected more than 2 million streams and counting. Their collective stream count, accomplished in just over two years, is well over 3 million. From naught to more than 60,000 monthly Spotify listeners in a very short period.
Hailing from Miami-Broward in South Florida, the ET Boys comprises two Latino brothers, Sharkeyes and Tacboy. Sharkeyes composes beats and music, while Tacboy, the frontman, writes lyrics and fashions vocal melodies.
The result of their gifts is a sound described as nu-pop/melodic rap. Essentially an imaginative blend of an array of elements, including R&B, alt-rock, conscious rap, emo, synth-pop, dream-pop, and tints of alt-country, it’s a stylish, à la mode sound that’s at once swanky, sensual, and remarkably compelling.
The phrase “magnetically erotic” sums up Tacboy’s vocals. It’s slick and graceful, visceral and voluptuous, and imparts the alpha/theta syncopation that attends sexual excitation. Similar to the voices of Jim Morrison and Robert Plant, it’s lusciously erogenous.
“Art Hoe Movie End Credits” rolls out on sparkling, chiming tones flowing into thumping percussion topped by Tacboy’s soft voice. A brief bridge leads to the entry of heavy guitars and an expanded rhythm as Tacboy’s vocals take on vibrant potency, imbuing the lyrics with forceful passion.
“Sometimes I get this feeling / This little sinking feeling.”
An urgent, scatting-like voice opens “Enter Your Fantasy,” followed by dreamy, drifting surfaces of shimmering colors as Tacboy’s breathy vocals provide murmuring timbres. Blending psychedelia-lite with tints of dream-pop, the melody oscillates above a syncopated rhythm. Floating, crying guitar licks infuse the tune with brilliant textures of gliding hues as layered harmonies circulate in a whorling pattern.
The ET Boys have it going on! Alluring melodies shaded with nu-pop and hip-hop flavors, and Tacboy’s bravura vocals zero in on the sweet spot.