Noah Avantkar steps out of the stereotypes and hypocrisies of the society with his latest single “Boys Don’t Cry”. Stream Now

Boys Don’t Cry is really close to my heart. It took me a while to get out of my thoughts, but once I did, I was able to write it down in 11 minutes. This song, which features the cliché “boys don’t weep” that I hear everywhere, is about toxic masculinity, and it’s really bad. Men also experience emotion; they cry. Everyone, in my opinion, possesses both masculine and feminine energy; they are simply balanced differently in various individuals. This song also explores my experiences as a trans man in our music scene, which made me stand out significantly among the people I knew. I’ve seen that others have frequently attempted to shape me into a particular male archetype.

We did an interview with the artist over a cup of coffee about this latest release, here’s what they had to say!

Tell us about your track

Boys Don’t Cry is a really personal song to me, it look a lot of time for me to unwind myself from my headspace, but once I did I wrote it down in 11 minutes. this song is about toxic masculinity, with the common phrase I hear everywhere ‘boys don’t cry” and honestly It sucks. men cry, men have emotions too. I think everyone has masculine and feminine energies its just balanced out differently in different people. this song is also about my journey being a trans man in our music community which stood out quite a lot among the people I know. its general how sometimes people tried to make me fit into a certain stereotype as a man now that I find is utter bs

Tell us your inspiration behind this track

When I first knew that I am a boy, I found I was quite pressured from my relatives and family to show up as feminine as possible, and there gender standards that I felt quite uncomfortable with. then again as a young kid I was easily influenced by them which made me feel suffocated. but as I grew older I found myself, and I’m not afraid to be my true authentic self anymore just to make other people who are not comfortable, comfortable. that’s what inspired me to write a song about my journey being a trans man, there is no right or wrong way, you just got to believe your intuition sometimes.

How long did it take to record the track album EP ?

it took me about 3 days to produce this track, 11 minutes to write it, an hour to record it and it took 2 days for the amazing Aakash Rajan to mix and master it

What is the meaning behind the lyrics?

its how we all are afraid of being who we truly are in front of a few people. or we are told to do so. which makes you afraid of yourself after awhile and you start questioning every single thing you do. its also about holding back your tears, when you really want to cry, but then you remind yourself that, its okay to cry, I’m going to hold my head up high and cry, cause, I’m not ashamed of my emotions and no one should be.

What brings next after this release?

oh! this is quite interesting. well I have another song coming out in October, let me warn you, this is nothing like I have ever made before, its gonna shake you, in a good way of-course!

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