“A rock star in a rappers body with reggae hair” that’s what you read on Boy Wonder’s Twitter profile…and it couldn’t be closer to the truth. Boy Wonder has just taken another outing on the single, “Idiot” featuring Mr.Smith. The sound is unique and well harmonized – no matter what subject matter he seems to be singing about. While this genre of music has come and gone in popularity a few times now, this song is truly worth a listen if you want to taste a bit of what the sixties and seventies was all about. Simply dismissing Boy Wonder as Pop act is doing yourself, and this amazingly talented artist a big disservice.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with Boy Wonder –you’ve been missing something great. This dude is a lot more innovative than most of the bands of the day, considering his retro-based style. The music is a blend of 60’s & 70’s Rock, Blues, Pop & Soul, all transported into an appetizingly modern framework.
Boy Wonder’s powerhouse, deep throated, smooth vocals; smart songs with well written lyrics and sophisticated arrangements, are at the cutting edge of the retro-pop-rock sound that has yet to make a decent comeback in these years. The texture of Eddy Souza a.k.a. Boy Wonder’s voice takes you on an emotional ride into your lovelorn dreams and desires.
“Idiot” featuring Mr. Smith, from the first to the last note, doesn’t let you escape this young man’s tongue-in-cheek, self-critical lyrics and ‘breaking heart’ story. Man, this guy knows how to write it, sing it, play it, and rock it!
Boy Wonder knows how to blend the essential harmony lines with an adequate balance between the cantabile, the chords, and the use of electric guitars, keyboards, drums and bass without creating aural fatigue in the listener.
Grab this single and you will be engaged immediately. Then, if you’re adventurous enough check his other musical works and marvel at the different genres Eddy Souza comfortably works in. “A rock star in a rappers body with reggae hair” is exactly what we’re talking about!