Von Boyáge is a Los Angeles based music duo, consisting of frontman and founder, Christopher Hocker and drummer Stevie Noah. The name “Von Boyáge” translates to mean “a boy’s journey through life” and was spelt in reverse for two reasons – to help SEO searches and because Christopher seems to do a lot of things backwards.
After posting flyers and ads on Craigslist for over a year, Christopher finally found Noah and they have since been writing music which blends colorful synths, 1980’s inspired beats and relatable lyrics. This is what makes Von Boyáge’s sound original, yet familiar to the listeners. Von Boyáge has used music’s progressive movement to complete a full sonic spectrum of old and new styles. The music challenges its listeners to look into the past while discovering their own direction for the future.
Their latest single “Laissez Faire” speaks of letting go after a long-term relationship started to struggle once becoming long-distance. Christopher shares, “Sometimes in life it is best to adopt a “Laissez Faire” approach and stop trying to control everything. Letting nature take its course is sometimes the best policy.” The nostalgic single oozes charming, light electric tones washed in a glaze of soothing acoustic guitars. The drums provide a steady heartbeat and tropical atmosphere, accompanying the exotic synths and bringing a vibrancy to the track. Reminiscent of Foals, the vocals carry a cool, echoing sound which will run through your mind on repeat.
The sleek video is a compilation of fresh city skylines, cinematic scenes and performance shots. Built upon bright colors and fluid movements, the video portrays a totally polished and captivating story. “Laissez Faire” is currently available worldwide.