Smashby is back with his brand new EP, ‘Wild One’, released on May 18. The 20 year old singer songwriter describes the opening song, and title track, as a song of empowerment for the LGBTQ community. It was produced and mastered by London-based Moseley.
In the video accompanying ‘Wild One’, the openly gay Smashby represents a mythical creature, captured in a net, and trying to break free. We cut to a scene where he’s subjected to online trollling about his sexuality, something which has occurred in real life. From there we find a scene where he’s thrown out by his onscreen father, portrayed by Tim Walker. The video finishes with Smashby scrubbing off hateful words scrawled all over his body, in a bath filled with glittery dark water. He receonciles with his father, and stands up for who he is.
“I feel like this EP finally showcases my talent and diversity as an artist, especially on Wild One, it’s the anthem my 13 year old self needed.”
“I really hope it helps people, anyone who’s going through something hard in their life. I want them to turn this record on and feel empowered.”
Smashby collaborated with a number of producers including Moseley, Luke Jackson and Monkey Harper.