Bryce Bowyn & Lexie Martin hit Town in a big way on their inviting new dance-floor anthem — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Fire up the smoke machine and put on your heels for the D.C. duo’s latest double-strength single. It’s more than an ode to an unforgettable night out; it’s also an electrifying homage to the legendary Town Danceboutique, a vibrant gay club that defined an era of queer nightlife in Washington.
Bowyn and Martin’s journey traces back to their days at American University, where their friendship took root. As two ardent pop enthusiasts, they couldn’t resist the magnetic allure of Town Danceboutique, a venue that played a transformative role in shaping their identities.
For Bowyn, this space marked a significant turning point, representing his first immersive experience in an openly gay environment after leaving high school. “Town was more than just a venue; it was a sanctuary of self-discovery and acceptance,” says Bowyn. “Lexie and I wanted to craft a song that would sound like a classic Friday night at Town — complete with makeouts, blackouts and ferocity.”
Regrettably, the curtains closed on Town Danceboutique in 2018, leaving behind a legacy that still resonates today. Martin fondly recalls, “Town was a place my friends and I would go to live our fantasy. Our song’s important because it’s a way to cherish the happiness that Town brought to its patrons. And that’s something worth remembering. We need places like that.” Produced by Possessive, the track’s infectious rhythms and heart-pounding spirit promise to take listeners on a journey of nostalgia and celebration.
Based in D.C, Bowyn combines late-2000s pop soundscapes with poignant lyrics. He’s an LGBTQ+ rights advocate and has received acclaim from diverse outlets. Martin, an L.A.-based singer-songwriter, is a body-positive activist and Curvy Artist Collective board member. Her debut EP — produced by Nash Overstreet — and recent single Superpower reflect her empowering message.