Harmonically rich and melodically and lyrically sweet, Boy Pablo's giddy indie pop first appeared on streaming sites in early 2016. His breakthrough single, "Everytime," earned over ten million plays across streaming platforms in 2017.
A Norwegian of Chilean parentage raised in Bergen, Nicolás Pablo Rivera Muñoz attended a private music high school in Os before making his debut as Boy Pablo at 17 with the song "Flowers" in February 2016. He soon became associated with an international scene of like-minded teenaged musicians, including names like Clairo, Cuco, Yellow Days, and Rex Orange County, when he began to appear on site-curated bedroom pop playlists in 2017. His self-produced debut EP, Roy Pablo, arrived on 777 Records that May and included the viral single "Everytime." By then, he'd formed a backing band that appeared in the song's music video. "Losing You" and "Sick Feeling" were among the viral hits from his second EP, Soy Pablo, released in 2018. That year also saw Muñoz and band tour outside of Norway for the first time, including a sold-out club tour of the U.S. and Canada. ~ Marcy Donelson