Swedish-born singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Robin Lundbäck allows his imagination to run wild with his new track. Like the celluloid nostalgia from a coming-of-age teen flick ser to hip-hop beats and ethereal the Boy In Space welcomes listeners into a wild and wonderful world untethered from reality. "Caroline" is like the celluloid nostalgia from a coming-of-age teen flick set to hip-hop beats and welcomes listeners into a wild and wonderful world untethered from reality. Boy In Space said, "Caroline" is that person that you're crushing on... but they are completely out of your league and untouchable. Everybody knew a "Caroline" growing up and will never forget them."
With millions of streams on Spotify and acclaim from Paper, Dujour, Just Jared, Ones To Watch, Spindle, Atwood Magazine and more within a year since his independent emergence in 2018 and only three years after his decision to start making music in 2016. In 2018 he made his debut on the single "Goodbye" which clocked upwards of 1.5 million streams on Spotify and drummed up initial buzz. "Give Me" racked up 4 million Spotify streams and 2019's follow up singles "7UP" and "Cold" made waves by quickly joining the 4 million club.
Question: Can you tell us about Caroline?
Boy In Space: Yes! Caroline is a metaphor for that person you know that is "untouchable" or "unreachable." It's hard to get that person off your mind and it consumes you where you can't think about anything else.
Question: Is Caroline someone you were crushing on, growing up?
Boy In Space: Caroline wasn't an actual real person… but there were a lot of "Carolines" in my life growing up in school or in my hometown.
Question: How would you describe your music?
Boy In Space: I think my music can be very melodic, rhythmic, emotional… and usually nostalgic.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Boy In Space: I think if I had to pick, I would say recording… but I love performing live as well. I'll always be a songwriter at heart and that was my first introduction to music. That said, I did my first real tour last November opening for Alec Benjamin all over Europe and had an amazing time.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Boy In Space: It's a new song called Caroline, actually. I ended my set with it because it has a lot of energy.
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?
Boy In Space: Do you mean perform on stage with me? If so, Travis Scott or The 1975!
Question: What is the story behind the artist name?
Boy In Space: I was inspired by The Weeknd's song "Star Boy" and called myself Space Boy for a while. That kind of developed on its own into Boy In Space. The "In Space" part has meaning for me in a bunch of different ways… mostly because I can be very spacey and all over the place.
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Boy In Space: My parents are songwriters and they always taught me to paint a picture when I am writing a song. I usually try to visualize scenes, pictures, a specific setting, and paint a picture with the lyrics.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Boy In Space: The Kid Laroi, Brockhampton, Roddy Ricch, 1975, The Weeknd, The Japanese House, Trippie Redd.
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Boy In Space: My family was very musical from an early age… so it was always kind of what I knew I would do.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Boy In Space: The Kid Laroi! Seriously can everybody tag him on socials? I'd also love to cola with Kevin Abstract or Vargas & Lagola.
Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?
Boy In Space: Staying true to your ideas and vision amidst a lot of outside voices. Also keeping your head focused amidst your own fears and day by day emotions.
Question: What's a typical day like?
Boy In Space: If I'm at home I usually wake up and walk my dog Nala. Then usually I will hit the gym and box, go home and make lunch, and then spend the rest of the day at the studio.
Interview by Brooke Hunter