Boy Pablo brings earnest dream pop from Norway
Boy Pablo is performing at the Swedish American Hall.
By the age of 17, Pablo MuÃ±oz had already dropped two singles with his band Boy Pablo. Now, at 19, MuÃ±oz and his group (made up mostly of former classmates) create dreamy, beachy soundscapes that work as a perfect background for his laid-back, almost oldies-style vocals.
Boy Pablo had found some success in its home country of Norway, but last fall, things really took off. Thanks in part to a post on Reddit, those mysterious internet algorithms did their thing, and suddenly YouTube was heavily recommending the bandâs music video for âEverytimeâ to just about anybody who had ever listened to indie pop.
In the music video, a group of very young men, all in casual sweatshirts, jam near the water while MuÃ±oz sings about a woman in love with a guy who is distant and âsees right through her.â Eventually, the song â" as with most of Boy Pabloâs music â" pulls even the most jaded in with its warmth and earnestness.
â" Ryan Kost
Boy Pablo: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19. $15. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F. www.swedishamericanhall.comRead MoreSource: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway