“Everybody ask where I’m from / everybody asks what I done” raps Boots in “Alright”, in a lyric that’s a pretty succinct summation of the online frenzy surrounding the mysterious BEYONCÉ producer. Over an echo-y, handclap-littered beat, he rails against record labels wanting a “new whore”, being haunted (Bey reference?) by the dreams of an unborn life, and even Miley Cyrus’ tongue. The video, directed by Cara Stricker, is as abstract as anything he’s put out: a female character plays with fire, and then other ladies run free in the snow as the track breaks out into a soulful, sunny groove. The track's taken from Boots' mixtape Dust, which he's releasing songs from every other Tuesday.
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