After breaking the internet and tallying hundreds of millions of streams independently, singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke returns with a brand new single and music video entitled “Long Drives” via Republic Records. Listen to “Long Drives” – HERE.
Watch the music video for “Long Drives” – HERE.
On the new single and music video, BoyWithUke said, “‘Long Drives’ is about having a long distance relationship and constantly overthinking about the other person.”
BoyWithUke first teased the track on TikTok (where he has over 2.5 million followers) as part of his “minute long songs” project. It joins his previous breakout hit “Toxic,” which has nearly 400 million global streams and vaulted into the Top 10 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart, Top 15 on the U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, and Top 20 on the Global Spotify Chart. Beyond that, the song averages 2 million daily streams and hit #25 on the Alternative Radio Chart (and climbing). Meanwhile, OnesToWatch crowned him “One of the most delightful surprises of the year” and named him one of “25 Artists To Watch in 2022.” Recently, BoyWithUke performed the track for Genius’ Open Mic – watch the performance here!
Adding to the accolades, BoyWithUke announces he will join AJR on their upcoming North American tour this summer, which kicks off in May and includes dates in Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and more—see the list of dates below.
Be on the lookout for more new music soon…
BoyWithUke 2022 Tour Dates
May 27th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
May 28th Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
May 29th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
May 31st St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 1st Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre^
June 3rd Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre @ Tinley Park
June 4th Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
June 5th Minneapolis, MN The Armory
June 8th Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
June 11th Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
June 12th Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
June 14th Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
June 15th Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
June 17th San Francisco, CA Concord Amphitheater
June 19th Irvine, CA Five Point Amphitheater
June 21st Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 22nd San Diego, CA The Park at Petco Park
June 24th Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look and you'll see he frequently posts "minute long songs," many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented "make a song about toxic friends plzzzx," and the response was the song "Toxic." The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you'd probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse.The song has taken over the Spotify charts: hitting Top 10 and Top 15 on the Global & U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, Top 20 on Global Spotify Chart and peaking at over 2 million streams per day. The song follows his previous full length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok "minute long songs" project). We don't know much about BoyWithUke yet, but we do know he's an artist everyone is talking about.