‘Papunta na ako’: Masked TikTok sensation BoyWithUke sets date with PH fans | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Papunta na ako’: Masked TikTok sensation BoyWithUke sets date with PH fans

By: - Reporter
/ 12:15 AM April 13, 2023



BoyWithUke, the alt-pop music artist who rose to fame on TikTok with his hit single “Toxic,” is set to visit the Philippines for the first time as part of his upcoming Asia and Australia tour.

The show—mounted by Live Nation Philippines—will be held on June 3 at the The Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Tickets are available via www.smtickets.com.


“Papunta na ako,” the American recording artist wrote on Instagram.


Part of BoyWithUke’s allure lies in his anonymity. In his desire to keep people’s attention firmly on his work, the singer conceals his identity with his signature glowing face shield with LED eyes. Aside from the fact that he lives in Boston and took up classical music as a child, much of his personal life remains a mystery.



Catchy and upbeat

As his pseudonym suggests, the ukulele is the central element of BoyWithUke’s compositions, which exude electronic pop and alternative rock vibes. His use of semirapped verses also keeps things catchy and upbeat.

BoyWithUke, who writes and produces all his music with a tablet, started out by putting out short songs from fan prompts and requests. One such song is “Toxic,” which was written in response to a listener who asked him to do one about “toxic friends.” The single went viral, reaching 1.5 billion streams and topping Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart. And to date, the song has been used in 278,000 TikTok videos.

He has so far released three studio albums—“Melatonin Dreams,” “Fever Dreams” and “Serotonin Dreams”—and three extended plays (“Faded,” “Trouvaille” and “Antisocial”).

And now, armed with a deal with Republic Records and a slew of other hits and streaming magnets such as “IDGAF,” “Two Moons” and “Understand,” BoyWithUke is poised for a mainstream breakthrough.

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