By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Photos: Shaun Vadella
Bobby Newberry’s debut album, “Dopamine Rollercoaster,” is a sonic representation of the turbulent path many of us traverse in our quest for happiness. Reflecting from his Los Angeles abode, Bobby Newberry contemplates the highs and lows of life, noting, “Life is full of ups and downs. It can often feel like we’re on an emotional rollercoaster, but that’s what makes it all worth it. It’s the thrill of the chase, the agony of defeat, and the rush of excitement when we finally achieve our goals.” Newberry takes listeners on an enchanting and mind-altering journey by fusing diverse musical genres throughout the album. Expect heart-pounding house beats, electrifying dance tracks, and even soulful mid-tempo tunes.
“I personally penned each song on Dopamine Rollercoaster,” Newberry adds, underscoring their embodiment of the various moments and moods he has experienced in recent years. The album includes captivating tracks like “Escape,” a sultry house and disco fusion with a mesmerizing bassline, and “Blackout,” Newberry’s anthem for endless nights of revelry. Notably, there’s “Freak,” a high-octane duet with drag star Rhea Litre that encourages living life authentically and unapologetically, and “Ride,” a feel-good summer anthem about embracing risks and pursuing dreams.
The order in which fans experience the tracks on the album is crucial. “I dedicated considerable time to arranging them in the perfect order,” Newberry chuckles. “Once I locked in their placements, I added outros to certain songs to ensure the journey felt just right.”
Bobby Newberry commenced his music career as a choreographer for Eminem and has since collaborated with top-tier artists such as Nicki Minaj, The Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Wayne. His choreography has graced popular television shows like Dancing with the Stars and X-Factor. In 2014, Bobby Newberry released his debut single and music video, “Dirrty Up (featuring Jessie and The Toy Boys),” followed by his EP, The Newberry Special.
The production of “Dopamine Rollercoaster” was helmed by Sam J Garfield and th3ry, with notable contributions from Fia Nyxx, Rhea Litré, and Sam J Garfield. The album’s release signifies a pivotal moment for Newberry, bringing a sense of closure and marking the culmination of a significant chapter in his life. “This is my inaugural full album. It’s something I’ve desired for quite some time—a personal milestone that I’m immensely proud of.”
Newberry aspires for the songs on “Dopamine Rollercoaster” to inspire and invigorate listeners, potentially serving as a soundtrack to their own exhilarating adventures. “Regardless of where you stand on your journey, remember that you’re not alone, and with self-belief, anything is possible,” he affirms.
While diligently working on his second album, Bobby Newberry plans to unveil the next thrilling chapter of his musical odyssey later this summer. “Dopamine Rollercoaster” is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and all major digital platforms. Stay connected and follow Bobby Newberry on Instagram @bobbynewberry for the latest updates.