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Listen: 'I'm Not The Boy' by Frontier Ruckus
31 January 2024

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Today the Michigan-based indie folk trio FRONTIER RUCKUS shared their new single “I’m Not The Boy,” from their upcoming album ‘On the Northline’ (out 16 Feb 2024 - pre-order here).


Lead singer and lyricist Matthew Milia observes of the new single:

“‘I'm Not the Boy’ is a really raw encapsulation of the band's identity: long songs that course circuitously through strange chapters. Melodies and moods seemingly at odds with each other, representing a mercurial journey through the Midwestern psyche. This song somehow contains both the darkest and most ebullient moments on the record. It kind of crackles with that neurotic, minor key energy on which we've always thrived, but arrives to this moment of catharsis, this more mature musical rapture, uplifted by Davey's banjo and Zach's lovely horn arrangements.”

“I’m Not The Boy” follows previous singles “Clarkston Pasture” and “On the Northline” featuring a lyric video collage of vintage family photos as backdrop for the song’s haunting melodies and contemplative lyrics.

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Milia writes:

“"On the Northline" was inspired partly by the North Country of upstate New York—where the Thousand Islands pepper the St. Lawrence Seaway—and where my dad's side of the family somehow landed from Sicily in the early 1900s. Once an industrial boomtown, now marked by Amish buggies tied up outside of Price Choppers, dilapidated bowling alleys and weedy putt-putt golf courses where the tourists have long-since stopped summering. It's my second-most visited source of inspiration for all that is equal parts glorious and grim.”

Hear 'I'm Not The Boy' here:

  author: CHRISTOPHER NOSNIBOR 31 January 2024