“Seven little numbers baby, they can be a start”Boy
BOY is comprised of Swiss-born Valeska Steiner and German-born Sonja Glass (neither of whom are boys). The two met serendipitously when they participated in a prestigious music workshop in Hamburg. They immediately bonded over their classical music training and a mutual love of the French band Phoenix. Before long, they decided to form a band and began writing what would become Mutual Friends, an autobiographical affair comprised of smart, sharply-observed songs that resonate because they’re about everyday life. The hooks are contagious and the lyrics are straight from the heart. The album achieved Gold status in Germany, where it had sold more than 100,000 copies before it was eventually released in the North America in 2013, where it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart and #33 on the Indie chart. The single “Little Numbers”, previously a hit in Germany, Japan and the U.K., hit #17 on the U.S. Triple A radio chart. BOY followed up on their international success by taking a two-year songwriting hiatus, which resulted in their highly anticipated sophomore album We Were Here in 2015.