Singer and songwriter Boy Epic first began making waves on YouTube in 2014 with his moving cover videos of A Great Big World’s “Say Something” (7.2 million views) and Christina Perri’s “Human” (1.4 million views). A month later, the Dallas native found himself performing with both artists at a Christmas radio show. Inspired as much by movies as he is by the style and emotional power of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Chris Martin and Coldplay to M83, Boy Epic, working with his collaborator/producer Cut Down Trees, released a trilogy of short films that showcased his dark, sensual, “cinematic alternative” sound, followed by the originals “50 Shades” and “Scars” (inspired by the films 50 Shades of Grey and Suicide Squad). Their popularity led to Boy Epic’s deal with Hollywood Records. In the meantime, the artist has begun posting “The Boy Epic Chronicles” — a series of visualizers for each album track. “I want my music to grab people by the soul,” he says. “Not just because of my voice or the lyrics, but because of the sounds. I want people to close their eyes and feel like they’re listening to a movie.” Boy Epic is currently writing and recording.