Boychik: Dust After Rest

Boychik—a moniker for singer, composer and actor Ben Levi Ross—arrives with “Dust After Rest,” a debut single of profound depth and beauty. This ethereal exploration of queer identity is coupled with visuals both imaginative and life-affirming, directed by Ross and John Novotny, that transition from intimate close-ups to puppetry and idyllic landscapes. “I actually live just a few blocks away from Puppet Works,” Ross tells COOL HUNTING. “One day I was walking around the neighborhood listening to a recent mix of the track and was sort of just thinking about visual representations that might work and I walked by the children’s puppet theater. I stopped dead in my tracks and was like ‘that’s it. I’m a puppet.'”