“Showcasing that distinct Bootleg Rascal charm as they strive to new heights, and further their sound to a newfound peak even so deep into their career.” – Pilerats
“An ultra groovy follow-up to their 2020 collab.” – NME
“A sun-kissed blend of neo-soul and hip-hop.” – AUD$
Added to Spotify’s New Music Friday (AU/NZ), Indie Arrivals and The Local List
Added to Apple Music’s ‘New Music Mix’
Following the warmly received release of All About You ft. Saint Lane, Gold Coast-based party starters Bootleg Rascal have today shared their charismatic new offering Therapy featuring Citizen Kay and MAXINE – produced by the band themselves and mixed by Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone).
Therapy is introduced with temperate guitars, amidst a sumptuous texture of precise percussion and swaying bass. Shimmering with cordiality, the sweltering flow of feature artist Citizen Kay floats naturally above as the song progresses into its prominent chorus; highlighted with delicate synths and frontman Carlos Lara’s iridescent stride. MAXINE’s effortless melodies compliment the track before it glides towards a polyphonic finale, punctuated with harmonious acapella vocals.
Lara explains the message behind Therapy:
“Sometimes, your therapy can be music or switching off in front of the TV, but sometimes not even our biggest distractions are enough. It’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to not be okay.”
Previous single All About You ft. Saint Lane was strongly embraced by Spotify, Apple Music and online tastemakers Pilerats, NME, AUD$ and many others. The track was also added to rotation on The Edge 96.ONE and received further radio support from Double J, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, SYN FM, SUN FM (NZ), Radio Metro and Noosa FM.
The release of new material has also seen the band hit their highest ever streaming numbers, with 296.9k monthly listeners on Spotify (a near 50% increase within a month).
Since Bootleg Rascal’s mid-2013 inception, the group have frequently released critically-praised and fan-adored music that has yielded them a career spanning close to ten years.
Multiple tracks and videos have been supported by MTV, Rage, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, NME, Spotify, Apple Music and added to high rotation on Australia’s largest youth radio station triple j.
They’re a mainstay on the Australian and New Zealand live scene, and have sold-out multiple shows in France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Citizen Kay’s three albums have all received top 10 placings on the US College Hip Hop charts, as well as widespread support from Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, ABC’s Rage, Complex, NME and Pilerats. He’s toured Australia extensively, sharing stages with Public Enemy, Run The Jewels, Ice Cube, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, ILLY, Tkay Maizda and Seth Sentry, and performed at Falls Festival and Groovin’ The Moo.
Rising star, MAXINE, has released a slew of standout singles over the last 12 months, which have been warmly received by the likes of Spotify, triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, Acclaim, NME, Purple Sneakers and Music Junkee.
In the coming weeks, Bootleg Rascal will reveal an accompanying music video for the track.
Therapy ft. Citizen Kay & MAXINE is out now
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Tickets on-sale now via www.bootlegrascal.com
FRI 13 AUG | CQ UNIVERSITY VILLAGE FESTIVAL, YEPPOON QLD
SAT 14 AUG | THE OLD BUNDY TAVERN, BUNDABERG QLD
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