NME talk to Irish rising star Smoothboi Ezra about small-town life & new single 'My Own Person'
Each week in First On, we introduce a shit-hot artist you’d have no doubt seen opening the bill for your favourite act. This week, Irish rising star Smoothboi Ezra talks small-town life, new single 'My Own Person' and the randy playlists their songs end up in.
Roughly this time last year, Smoothboi Ezra was supporting a resplendently-fringed Orville Peck in Dublin, and was gearing up for their first headline shows and festival slots. Exactly three went ahead before live music effectively shut down – and so instead, they’ve spent much of 2020 locked down in County Wicklow with a small cat named Frog with an affinity for chewing on plastic.
By El Hunt