In 2013, members of the Young Artist Collective came together to create a new group, a band of passionate singular voices, all of whom had a unique message for the world. Creating artwork to reflect their own personal experiences, and then working together as a musical collective to give a voice to their journeys of isolation, inclusion and inspiration.
First brought together to investigate and interrogate the state of Young People’s rights internationally, the band knew they had a winning formula. The strength of this collective was each artists’ strong independence and skill, tied to their collaborative spirit: each bandmember was confident in their own voice, enough to be able to work with fellow artists to create a synergy of ideas, expressed through their music.
The message of Reality Boots is one of community and of working together to make change. Every singer, musician and writer in the band pool their talent and work together to create excellent music with a focus on social issues.
Reality Boots has released 3 albums, Louder Than Words, Void/Evolve and Breaking Barriers and toured their music across the region aimed at inspiring the next generation of young musicians.
Louder Than Words was Reality Boots’ first album, a collection of work centred on the issue of Young People’s rights or lack thereof. It expressed the injustice of the non-existence of these rights through powerful lyrics and emotional music, to raise awareness of this issue and inspire audiences to take action.
Reality Boots’ second album, Void/Evolve, is a collection of work in a different vein. Although still containing political themes (unavoidable with such a band), this album was an exploration of Reality Boots as artists. The album includes songs created around real experiences of heartbreak, lack of motivation and young people’s mental health, relatable issues that feel genuine through Reality Boots’ voice.
In 2022 Reality Boots released Breaking Barriers their third album to amplify unique unheard voices, to discuss the overlooked issues people may be affected by, and express the experience of lockdown, and its effects on us all.
Reality Boots is a band that points out in all of their work: we all have a voice, and we all need to hear each other.
“We can do this. You can do this.”
You can listen to tracks from Reality Boots here.