In order to provide a platform for our members on the rise, we’re pleased to continue the SOCAN Satellite Sessions – an ongoing series of new, unseen member performances broadcast on @SOCANMusic Instagram (and later available across all our social media platforms). In celebration of Black Music Month, the first series of sessions will showcase Black music excellence; each week in June, well present musical performances by some of Canada’s most talented up-and-coming Black songwriters.

The third SOCAN Satellite Session features BOYFRN, streaming on @SOCANMusic Instagram starting on June 17, 2021.

“I want to blend the genres I grew up with,” says BOYFRN. “I hate following the generic layout that most songwriters follow. Black people get put into a box all too often. If you’re Black, you get the ‘rapper’ label so quick. I’d like to be part of the movement that breaks down those barriers.”

Immigrating from Barbados to Scarborough, Toronto, BOYFRN wields a strong cultural and artistic heritage. In high school he started writing his own poetry, a move that ignited a deep-rooted urge within. Naturally quiet, BOYFRN continued in this inspiration, writing poems as therapy, and an expressive outlet. Poetry transformed into music, finding BOYFRN in makeshift studios, making connections with those who fostered his inherent talent. With the help of friends, BOYFRN honed his skills and created his own sound: a mix of deep, poetic rap and ’90s pop sounds and vibes. He released his first single, “Nine Tails,” in 2018, with “CRY” and “Come Down” following shortly afterward.

The year ahead is filled with production and execution, as BOYFRN prepares to release the work that’s developed over the last 12 months.

Tune in to @SOCANMusic Instagram to see his exclusive video performance!