‘Boys Should Never Cry’ is R.LUM.R’s introspective new release, ahead of his upcoming debut album. It’s an emotive musing on the nature of masculinity, vulnerability and expression. Delivered by a rousing falsetto, the track is a clear indication of sounds to come. If the rest of the album is as beautifully crafted as ‘Boys Should Never Cry’, we’re in for a treat.
“I want listeners to take away an idea they can be better versions of themselves in their own lives. I really believed in what Erykah Badu used to say about music, ‘Once I release it into the world, it’s no longer my story’. Once the audience listens to it, it’s their story. I can’t wait to see how people interpret it. There’s growth to be done, and you don’t have to be afraid of it.”