New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Silly Boy Blue shares her brand new single "The Riddle
" today, February 15th. Silly
Boy Blue (real name, Ana Benabdelkarim) is a singer-songwriter and producer from Nantes, France who was recently snapped up by Columbia France. The new single is exemplary of her adventurous and emotive songwriting and stirring vocals. It follows her previous single, "Goodbye
", which showed a more pop side of the young musicians' talent; Ana's vocals shine and soar with the yearning lyrics, whilst the production holds a melodic, pulsing beat.
"The Riddle talks about someone I never could decode. I wrote this song to remember to always keep focusing on hope, that there is always a place where we feel like we belong. Hence the chorus' mantra "Somewhere, you could be fine somewhere, you have to find somewhere, he's not the one". To finally find your own bedroom, where you feel safe" says Silly
Boy Blue of the song.
For the accompanying video, Ana headed to the subways of Prague. She says, "In the music video we aimed to translate this absolutely crazy feeling about obsession, that no one besides you can stop, and when you realize it's time to let go. It takes place in Prague, Czech Republic, and it was the most intense two shooting nights of my life - continuously getting down the escalators for several hours- it most likely got close to the frenzy state I felt while writing the song."
Boy Blue is a young singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Paris, who started her music career in the band Pégase. Ana now embodies her music through her solo work, choosing to name her project "Silly Boy Blue" after the David
Bowie song that tells the story about a boy who breaks all the rules. Playing with light and shade, Silly
Boy Blue sings teen pop anthems and breakup songs and has a passion for 90's music, movies, and style. Silly
Boy Blue recently appeared on YouTube channel COLORS, featuring on Isaac Delusion's show. She has just finished her debut album, which is set for release this year.