As Boy Apocalypse, singer, songwriter and producer Grant Genske uses heavy electronic music to weave a grand tale of artificial intelligence, internal conflict, queer love and willful evolution.
His first project Boy Genesis tells the story of two boys raised in captivity and tasked by the US government with saving the world (at least, that’s what they are told). Through their training, the boys become rivals, friends and partners, bound by mutual purpose and shared tragedy. Along the way, they discover more about their past and future than they could have ever imagined.
Collaborating with graphic artists and designers – including Alfred Cabillon and Simon Falk – Boy Apocalypse is a three-dimensional, multimedia concept piece that depicts a fictional story which reflects the harsh lived reality of its creator. Boy Apocalypse draws inspiration from other concept albums – Worlds by Porter Robinson, Starboy by The Weeknd – as well as fantasy and science fiction works like Ender’s Game and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Genske is working on a graphic novel and comic series to accompany the release and aspires to one day create an animated series to tell the full story.