We first heard from Baby Jesus Paper Boy in October of last year upon the release of his single, “Expensive Dance Music.” Known to his friends as Eamonn Prizy, the Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist is a music teacher in Chicago’s Public School system and an active participant in his hometown’s original music scene. Since the release of the single the eclectic musician has been busy, dropping his debut album and a subsequent live EP.
In March of this year the popular live streaming site Audiotree Live featured a live Baby Jesus Paper Boy performance. Although in the studio Eamonn performs and produces most of his music entirely on his own, for the streaming concert he recruited some friends from the Chicago scene. The show is available on all major streaming services, or you can watch the whole thing below.
Hot on the heels of the Audiotree performance comes a brand new song. “Wake Up in the Sky” is the latest single from Baby Jesus Paper Boy, released worldwide on April 9, 2021. The upbeat tune is a beautiful representation of Eamonn’s uniquely, wonderfully weird vibe.
The track mixes 60’s West Coast Bubblegum Pop with 70’s Jazz Pop and Prizy’s signature psychedelia. The track bounces along on a one-two kick, snare and hand clap rhythm as Eamonn sings the praises of his “baby.” Love American Style horns put an exclamation point on every sugary stanza and funky, flanged guitar adds just the right amount of acid flashback. Imagine an early 80’s B52’s collaborating with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass on a Turtles cover. In other words, it is fabulous.
Listen to “Wake up in the Sky” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. And check out the Audiotree concert as well. Follow the links below the videos to connect with Baby Jesus Paper Boy and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this wildly talented artist.