Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old songwriter and producer making indie-pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Gaining early praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Pigeon & Planes, RedBull Sound Select and more, Boy Pablo is quickly rising to the forefront of the bedroom indie-pop genre.
Boy Pablo is an old soul caught up in a thoroughly modern, DIY success story. As a kid, strong, musical male role models like his father and brothers inspired him to first start experimenting with Garageband and MacBooks at age 10. Equal influence arrived from the multidisciplinary production and self-starter ethos of the likes of Tyler The Creator, as Pablo began putting snippets of ideas to digital tape and piecing them together in his childhood bedroom.
Boy Pablo’s breakout moment thus far proved to be 2017’s single ‘Everytime’. Falling into discussions on Reddit and unknowingly picked up by YouTube’s recommended videos, it has since amassed a staggering 9 million hits, much to the bemusement of Boy Pablo and his close-knit circle, which includes 777, a YouTube channel turned record label in the wake of ‘Everytime’s success and is staffed only by his closest friends.
Last week he shared his latest dreamy single ‘Sick Feeling’ from his upcoming new EP, which is due this September. March’s leading single ‘Losing You’ has already reached over 2 million views on YouTube alone, conveying his loyal following.
But if good luck and YouTube’s recommendations helped Boy Pablo find an audience, it’s the heart and soul at the core of his lovelorn, classic songwriting that kept them there.