Boombox (song)

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"Boombox"
Boombox (single) logo.png
Logo used for the single cover.[1]
Single by Laura Marano
Released March 11, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded August 2015 [2]
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:16
Label Big Machine Records
Writer(s)
  • Joe Kirkland
  • Jason Dean
  • Rami Jrade
  • Asia Whiteacre
  • TJ Routon
Producer(s)
  • TJ Routon
Laura Marano singles chronology
"Boombox"
(2016)
"La La"
(2016)
Music video
"Boombox" on YouTube

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"Boombox" is a song by American singer Laura Marano. It was released on March 11, 2016 through Big Machine Records as her debut single from her upcoming debut album. It was written by Joe Kirkland, Jason Dean, Rami Jrade and Asia Whiteacre. The song is a dance-pop song with elements of electropop. A music video for the song was released on April 4, 2016, and has accumulated over 40 million views. Ken Jeong makes an appearance in the music video.

Background[edit]

In March 2015, Laura Marano signed with Big Machine Records. In the summer of 2015, Marano began speaking publicly about her debut single, aiming for a summer 2015 release.[4] However, towards the end of the summer, Marano confirmed that the single would be released in 2016.[5] Radio Disney premiered the song during Marano's radio show "For the Record" on March 8[6] and the song was released on March 11, 2016 worldwide.

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Cole Walliser for the song was released on April 4, 2016. The video has a video within a video format and features comedian Ken Jeong, playing the director of the video, along with his daughter Zooey Jeong. In the video Ken Jeong is showing Laura Marano how to do the choreography, as she is having trouble performing it. The video has amassed over 40 million views on YouTube. "Boombox" has also been nominated for a Streamy Award.

Live performances[edit]

Laura Marano performed the song live at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1, 2016. She then performed the song on the Today show on May 31, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Single cover". Big Machine Records. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Disney Star Laura Marano Talks Music Career, New Hit 'Boombox' And Self-Empowerment". CBS New York. May 31, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ ACE. "ACE Repertory". mobile.ascap.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Laura Marano Talks New Single & 'Austin & Ally' Final Season! (WANGO TANGO 2015)". Youtube. May 15, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Laura Marano: MTV VMAs Red Carpet 2015access-date = August 20, 2016". Youtube. August 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ ".@lauramarano is giving you a tease of her single #Boombox! Hear the full song on her show Tuesday on Radio Disney!". Twitter. Mar 3, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.