The project’s announcement arrives with a teaser that serves as a supercut from an upcoming boylife single and video, offering the fans one more glimpse of what to expect from the project ahead of its release. gelato‘s announcement also arrives on the heels of recently released tracks ‘amphetamine‘ and ‘lush‘, the former of which was featured as Apple Music’s New Music Daily song and the latter of which arrived alongside an intimate, David Jung-directed video that features stunning moving portraits of boylife set against California’s wilderness at dusk. The album features fan favourites, ‘peas‘, ‘bummy‘ and ‘church‘ – songs that established boylife as a singular voice upon their initial release in 2020. The artist’s introductory full length effort, gelato is rooted in the consistently intimate songwriting and fearless experimentation that he’s showcased across singles to date.
About the new album, Yoo said, “‘gelato’ is a self portrait. I made it across four years without really planning to make an album. I like that gelato melts and you have to enjoy it while it still holds a shape. I tried to catch the moments at the center of each song the same way, gentle but knowing it’s only here for a little bit.” boylife‘s voice has the smoothness of a quintessential R&B crooner which he is working to push beyond the border of recognition — he took the name boylife from a Cody Chesnutt song, after all. “The voice is an instrument, and I like my instruments to be versatile and malleable,” he says.