October 27, 2016
By day, Shan Poo managed his family’s Thai restaurant until its recent closure in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. By night, he has been making wistful R&B tracks under the moniker BOYSLASHFRIEND, a name derived from the fact that he always seems to find himself in weird relationship “purgatory.” His 2013 EP Leather Weather was composed mostly of what he calls “sad, emo, bedroom songs,” documenting this grey area between friends and lovers. But on his debut album, Low Key, Shan strove for a more versatile sound, fit equally for the bedroom and the club. While a myriad of trendy R&B acts currently saturate the airstreams, Shan aspires to make classic songs that will still be enjoyed 20 years from now. Shan is keeping tabs on his most played songs online and working to produce what his fans love, rather than be “selfish” with his music. With his upcoming project being released early November, our Room Service crowd will be amongst the first to hear this new work: will he find love? Will he find himself? Stay tuned.
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