March 21, 2023

Halo Boy is capturing the isolating results of Hollywood fame with the discharge of his debut album, Sim Metropolis. The genre-defiant artist navigates by town’s unforgiving social panorama and heartbreak in 12 songs. The album, pushed by emotion-fueled lyrics, finally highlights the excellence between the true world and stardom. Sim Metropolis is an interpretation of my expertise in Los Angeles looking for and keep significant relationships in a really synthetic setting,” Halo Boy explains.

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From fear-induced nightmares to glimpses of a dystopian world, Halo Boy breaks down the inspiration and private experiences that influenced his debut album.

“Sim Metropolis” 

The album begins with the title observe “Sim Metropolis,” the place I discover myself in a very artificial world the place I’m not in a position to slot in. The lyrics describe a world the place everybody’s true self is totally hidden, and the whole lot is simply skilled by filters. It appears like a nightmare I can’t get up from.

“Wake Up”

The subsequent observe “Wake Up” is a brief interlude to suggest that “Sim Metropolis” was only a dream that I used to be having on my aircraft journey proper earlier than touching down to start out my new life in LA.


Fame is about being within the LA social scene and falling for somebody who’s obsessive about clout. I really feel very alien to this sort of social scene, so I begin feeling like I would like to alter who I’m with the intention to kind a reference to somebody. That is the place the lyric “I might promote my soul” comes from.

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I begin to rediscover my very own confidence as I understand that the majority everyone seems to be placing on a entrance in relation to their very own standing and wealth. It doesn’t matter what we present on the floor, all of us need the identical issues on the finish of the day — a type of issues being human connection. 

“She’s Bought a Gun” 

This tune is a couple of heartbreaker who’s extraordinarily good at making different individuals fall in love with them for the only real goal of getting cash and standing in return. After they’ve gotten what they need, they toss the individual apart.


On this tune, I’m speaking about my jealousy of the social standing that comes with female energy. I see that it’s simpler for ladies to get into events, land conferences within the trade and develop on social media. I begin to fantasize about how I might take over the world if I had been a lady.


This tune is about falling for the heartbreaker I discuss in “She’s Bought A Gun” despite the fact that I consciously know I’m going to finish up getting harm like the remainder of them. 


This tune captures the sensation of if you first have a crush on somebody. That is form of a breath of recent air from the grey dystopian world that has began to take form inside my mind. 


“Autopilot” is about utterly giving up on the connection I used to be in and deciding to let it crash and burn. I felt like I used to be having all my vitality drained simply to maintain it alive. I made a decision to not let that occur anymore and to cease making an attempt to be somebody that I’m not.

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After a gradual decline of dropping myself to the poisonous relationships I’ve made on this new metropolis/ life-style, I begin to really feel exhausted and empty. At this level, I nonetheless haven’t found actual human connection, and my actuality is beginning to look an increasing number of just like the nightmare of “Sim Metropolis.”

“Burn Down Hollywood”

That is about an ex totally ruining Hollywood for me. I understand that so most of the unhealthy experiences I had within the Hollywood social setting had been as a result of I used to be going together with another person and never being true to myself. When what was finest for me, I used to be at all times within the unsuitable place on the unsuitable time, and due to that, I constructed up resentment for Hollywood normally for some time.

“miss u” 

This tune was written as a stream of consciousness. I admit to myself that I’ve grow to be reliant on exterior love to search out self-value. I understand that nothing outdoors of myself can maintain any promise, and my present mindset is headed towards self-destruction. For the primary time in a very long time, I begin to miss my outdated self, and humorous sufficient, on this second of honesty and vulnerability, I begin to really feel alive and human once more.