Kevin Abstract‘s barely passed his teens, but he’s making some the most wholesome, interesting and captivating music around.
He first made rounds at the DopeHouse in 2014 with his MTV1987 project, which aimed to congregate all the homebodies who loved making friends over the Internet rather than at school.
His newest project, American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story, takes a look at life since finding said friends.
The project delves into being gay and black and young in America — something the Texas native wants you to know is more common than you think — and that’s just what I got from the first few singles, “Echo,” “Empty,” “Yellow” and “Miserable America.”
He navigates the album’s 16 songs with producers and artists from his BRCKHMPTN family. Some of the artists and movies he’s mentioned being influence by when making the project include: Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, American Beauty, Michelle Branch, Smashing Pumpkins and plenty more.
Dig into the life of Kevin Abstract below, and buy the album on iTunes.