Kid Born in Space

(04 / 2021)

Cola Boyy

Disabled disco innovator, Cola Boyy, refuses to give up on his dreams with this psychedelic folk cut. A collaboration with Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT) - this timeless ballad seeks to resolve the struggle and feelings of alienation he faced as a child with a disability, "Kid Born in Space" is a heartfelt and poetic statement from a musician who wants us to relate to his journey.

Fresh from working with The Avalanches and The Clash's Mick Jones on "We Go On", "Kid Born in Space" is the first slice of Cola Boyy's debut album on Record Makers/MGMT Records.

Cola Boyy says:

"This track is the culmination of a true friendship. In 2018, MGMT invited me on their tour, during which we became very close. I spent time with Andrew in his studio at home in New York. When I played him "Kid Born in Space", he liked it straight away and everything happened naturally from there: James Richardson played guitars and keyboards, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift) engineered and refined the production, and then Andrew and I finished it up in LA. I am really grateful to them.

"When I was a kid I was convinced that no one could understand what I was going through and feeling, I was embittered and angry. The song is me explaining to my younger self to let go of worries about people staring or not understanding. Everyone has their struggles, and problems that shape them.