The more I listen to Lost Boy ?’s “Hollywood,” the more I’m convinced it’s one of the best tracks of the year. Seriously — deceptively simple, fun in all the right places, and pretty much irresistible. A lot has been made this year of some early ’90s rock revival and, while I’m not sure I’m ready to hop on that bandwagon just yet, “Hollywood” tickles the same part of my brain that the best of that era does. It’s supposed to feel like making this song was easy, that even you could do it! But that effortless charisma is hard to come by and Lost Boy ? has it in droves, weird punctuation and all. It’s the project of Davey Jones, Brooklyn scene staple and member of Baked, who also released a cool song today. Listen below.
Lost Boy ?’s debut full-length Canned is out 8/5 on Double Double Whammy.