You're a Man Now, Boy

Album: You're a Man Now, Boy (2016)
  • This is the title track of Raleigh Ritchie's debut album. He explained the record's name to Billboard magazine: "I like how sort of passive aggressive it sounded. I like the fact that it was an oxymoron to call someone a man and then undercut it with 'boy.' It felt very true to how I felt. How I feel. I still feel like that.

    I think it's about people expecting you to be an adult and people expecting you to be grown-up and not quite understanding what that means. I think that's how quite a lot of people feel. It's hard to navigate this world when there's all these things we're supposed to be by a certain age and things that we're supposed to do by a certain age when actually, we all kind of still feel like kids. We're the same people now that we were when we were 15."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular MusicSong Writing

Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)Songwriter Interviews

Mike talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.

Zac HansonSongwriter Interviews

Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.