Coming off sales of 1.17 million albums and 8 million tracks worldwide, BOYS LIKE GIRLS have announced to their fans via their USTREAM they’ll be releasing their CRAZY WORLD EP July 17on Columbia Records via iTunes. The EP features three full length songs–the first single “Be Your Everything,” “Life Of The Party” and “The First Time”–from the pop-rock band’s forthcoming third album CRAZY WORLD (Columbia Records), available this fall. The band is offering the EP in conjunction with iTunes “Complete My Album” which allows fans who purchase the EP to get the full length album at a discounted price upon its release. Check out a preview of “Be Your Everything” here: http://soundcloud.com/boyslikegirls/be-your-everything-preview
BOYS LIKE GIRLS–singer/songwriter/guitarist Martin Johnson, drummer John Keefe, lead guitarist Paul DiGiovanni and bassist Morgan Dorr–are known for Johnson’s resonant vocals and their soaring melodies in sharp, moving songs. CRAZY WORLD–the band’s first album in three years–confidently builds on their signature sound with an array of non-stop hooks. Johnson, who produced the entire album, discusses the new album and evolution of the band in a brief Q&A below.
Along with the release of the EP, BOYS LIKE GIRLS will kick off Pop-Tarts’ Crazy Good Summer Concert Series with Carly Rae Jepsen at a secret location Thursday, July 19. The city and venue of this exclusive free concert will be announced July 11 on the Pop-Tarts’ Facebook page.
BOYS LIKE GIRLS singer and songwriter Martin Johnson underwent a serious creative transformation while making the platinum-selling quartet’s third album, CRAZY WORLD. About “Be Your Everything,” the frontman says, “It’s a great transition from where the band was. We came from a wall of guitars, and the sound has evolved.” He adds: “The only time I really express my feelings is when I’m writing music. That’s how it’s been since I was a little kid. This song is about the moment when it becomes okay to say, I love you.” At the same time, there’s the hand-clap stomp of “Life of the Party,” which lives up to its moniker. In a world preoccupied with tragedy and its own end, Johnson urges to let go and live a little during the track’s unforgettable refrain.
Outside of BOYS LIKE GIRLS, Johnson has written and co-written songs and hits for many artists including Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice, Hot Chelle Rae (feat. Demi Lovato), Jason Derulo, Ashley Tisdale, Escape the Fate, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides, Breathe Carolina and Hillary Duff, among others.