Grammy-winning producer and songwriter André Allen Anjos, known as RAC, has released “Carefree (ft. LeyeT)” the second single from his upcoming album BOY. The new track features LA indie-pop artist LeyeT on vocals. Anjos says, “I thought this song might be too weird to include on the album, yet something kept bringing me back to it. It wasn’t trying to be anything specific, yet the final form feels intentional. It’s just one of those songs that willed itself into existence. LeyeT really turned this into something else.”. BOY will be released on 8th May via Counter Records.
RAC has also announced the launch of a new Patreon campaign, offering fans the opportunity to hear unreleased tracks and demos, access exclusive merchandise giveaways, connect with RAC for track feedback and tutorials, and more.
Last month, RAC announced his new album with the track “Stuck On You (ft. Phil Good)”, which landed on 18 different Spotify New Music Friday playlists across the world including the official playlists in the US, France, Germany, India, Canada, The Philippines, Canada, Sweden, Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Egypt. Earlier this year, RAC teased the project with the release of Valentine\’s Day collaboration with Matthew Koma & Hilary Duff, a cover & stand-alone single of the early 2000s hit \”Never Let You Go\” by Third Eye Blind. Listen here.
BOY is a melody-driven indie-electronica record that sees Anjos push his artistic limits by thematically exploring his complex childhood. “This album is about growing up,” writes Anjos. “I was tapping into melodies that remind me of that period of my life. Rooted in a sense of nostalgia, growing pains and coming of age. It’s an elusive feeling but I tried to capture it and ultimately re-interpret it through a modern lens.”
The wealth of guest talent on BOY is a testament to RAC’s creative magnetism. “It\’s conversational,” he says of his working style with the artists he features. “We find shared experiences and I give them space to tell their story through my lens.” For BOY, his choice vocalists include LA rocker Gothic Tropic, British soul singer Jamie Lidell, alt popstar St. Lucia, and up and coming singer LeyeT.
Over his 10 year career, RAC has proven himself as one of this decade’s most prolific remix artists with over 200 remixes to his name, including reworks of Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer, Foster the People, Phoenix, Bob Marley, Imagine Dragons, New Order, Two Door Cinema Club and The Shins.
Anjos’ 2017 album, EGO, featured collaborations with Rivers Cuomo, Rostam, MNDR, K.Flay and St. Lucia. His debut album Strangers, released in 2014, featured Tegan and Sara, Tokyo Police Club and Kele from Bloc Party. Following the 2016 Grammy nomination for RAC’s remix of label-mates ODESZA’s “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)”, Anjos won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up” in 2017.