Alice Longyu Gao shares Dylan Brady-produced “100 Boyfriends”; announces debut EP

September 17 2021

Chinese-born, New York and Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, humanitarian and futuristic pop star, Alice Longyu Gao, today shares her latest single, her pansexual anthem, “100 Boyfriends”, and announces her debut EP, High Dragon and Universe, due out October 14th, 2021. Listen HERE.

Following “Underrated Popstar” and “Kanpai,” “100 Boyfriends” is the third single to be previewed from Gao’s anticipated debut EP out this fall. Of the title, High Dragon and Universe, Gao explains, “Gao means ‘high’ in Chinese, ‘Long’ means ‘dragon,’ and ‘Yu’ means ‘universe’. My real name is a boy’s name because Phoenix usually symbolizes female in Chinese fairy tales & Dragon usually only symbolizes male. My dad always wanted a boy & gender assessment in China was illegal before the child’s birth (because people tend to abort girls), so my dad made up this name before I was born, not knowing what gender I’d be. To his and my entire family’s disappointment, I turned out to be a girl. I used to hate this name but now I feel like having a dragon in my name gives me wings.”

“100 Boyfriends” sees Longyu Gao team up once more with 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady, whom she’s now collaborated with on a number of singles, including the breakthrough “Dumb Bitch Juice” and “Rich Bitch Juice” (making her the first artist outside to 100 gecs to release music on Brady’s label, Dog Show Records, before the upswing of hyperpop). On ‘100 Boyfriends,’ Longyu Gao lays her braggadocious raps and larger-than-life persona over glittery synth melodies and distorted, club-rattling percussion. Inside of its punctual, high-impact 2 minutes, the self-proclaimed “Princess of Manifestation” levels up and, in the process, casually inoculates herself against all of the detractors with doubts and suspicions constantly seeking to bring her down. 

Of her self-described “pansexual anthem” aka ‘100 Boyfriends,’ Longyu Gao shares: “I am a good girl who lived and struggled through different lives. Being dismissed and misunderstood is not nice; glad I am still here. In ‘100 Boyfriends’ I am fantasizing being the ‘bad gal Alice.’ For those who lack empathy and intelligence in real life, they love to gaslight me cause they are insecure in themselves, so in this song I am presenting the next level ‘bad gal Alice’ they can never mess with. I understand why humans are greedy and selfish, even though I wish they were not like that. I care for them and I still pray for a peaceful mind for them everyday. I aspire to love and work for other people’s benefit, because my experience growing up was almost too painful, I used to think my life was not worth living but I don’t think like that anymore. My songs are the opposite of the real me and my real life, making them is my therapy.”

Following a string of standalone singles from 2018 to 2021, Longyu Gao has drawn recent praise from the New York Times, Fader, Paper, Nylon, Stereogum, NME, i-D, Billboard Pride and more, graced the covers of Spotify’s Hyperpop and misfits 2.0 playlists, collaborated with Mura Masa, bülow, Alice Glass, among others and landing support slots for 100 gecs, Rebecca Black, Cashmere Cat, Dorian Electra and more along the way. Cosigned by a range of industry tastemakers and name-breakers, including Zane Lowe, who premiered single “She Abunai” on his Beats 1 show, Jack Saunders, who declared “LEGEND” his “Track of the Week” on his BBC 1 Radio show, and Lady Gaga, who placed “Rich Bitch Juice” third on her “Women of Choice” Apple Music playlist, highlighting non-male artists she sees as club-pop visionaries. 

Sep 16, 2021 – Mahall’s – Lakewood, Ohio*
Sep 17, 2021 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY^^
Sep 18, 2021 – ‘100 BFs’ release party @ Dumbo House – New York, NY
Sep 23, 2021 – Cornerstone – Berkeley, California^
Jan 13, 2022 – Union Stage – Washington, DC**
Jan 14, 2022 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY** (SOLD OUT)
Jan 15, 2022 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON**
Jan 18, 2022 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL**
Jan 20, 2022 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA**
Jan 21, 2022 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA**
Jan 27 2022 – The Coast – Fort Collins, CO^^^
Jan 28, 2022 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO^^^

*ALG playing with Food House
^ALG supporting Terror Jr
^^ALG supporting Cupcakke
**ALG supporting Rebecca Black
^^^ALG playing with Alice Gas

100 Boyfriends” by Alice Longyu Gao is out now, buy/stream it here.

High Dragon and Universe by Alice Longyu Gao is out October 14th, 2021, pre-save/pre-order it here

100 Boyfriends
Underrated Popstar
Bleeding in the Studio
Never Coming Back

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