BOSCO is an artistic shape-shifter; a creative changeling and raw sonic polymorph. Don't ever think you've got her figured out.

The Atlanta-bred singer/songwriter, whose summer-served BOY EP reintroduced and reinforced the underground veteran's manic R&B and experimental house-pop to many new eyes and ears this year, just recently delivered another bold statement by unleashing new single 'MYNE', a feverish second collaboration with Treasure Fingers. The statement's memo? BOSCO can't and won't be boxed in.

Your new single, 'MYNE' is crazy. Tell me about how that all came together.

'MYNE' is another collaboration between a good friend of mine, Treasure Fingers. When working with him, it's very effortless. It's more about the vibe and the feeling. I wanted to have another song like 'Names' but something that would take it to the next level a little bit. Even more bold. I was living in New York and I was really inspired by the ballroom scene and the culture around the dance scene and the movement. How the movement was incorporated with the beat. Living there, I wanted to try and get into that vibe and we got into the studio. Me and Treasure Fingers are always talking about different types of house music and things that we like. From there, I had this melody and it was this repeating melody in my head and that was the basis of the track. Then we just based everything else around that. We wrote the hook first and I felt so much energy that I basically just yelled on the track and that's what came out.

That's insane. What introduced you to the ballroom scene?

I had a bunch of friends. I've always been into dance as a child growing up looking at Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and the whole MTV era. I was one of those kids that was enamoured by movement and how it incorporated music. I would go to the clubs in New York with some of my friends and they would be like, "Girl, you got something. You should start dancing and make house music." From there, I would bring them into my sessions sometimes and have them sit with me. For me, honestly, how I write songs is, I have to feel the movement. In writing, for me, it's like, how will people dance to the beat? And then I actually try and write the music around the movement instead of trying to pull melodies from the air. It felt like something that was beneficial for me, just hanging out with these friends and being introduced to this whole culture, because of the sound. It's very organic how I met a bunch of dancers in the scene. They were feeling my music and kind of just took me in.

Amazing. And how does the single best represent what you have coming up, sonically, in the next year?

It doesn't. I don't ever want people to ever feel like they know my sound. Yes, it's good for the consumer ear, but nobody likes to eat the same meal every day. I try to take that approach with my music and just provide an experience. How do I feel right now? What does my consumer and my fan want to hear? I take that approach over trying to fit into some kind of sound. I never want to be boxed in. I want to do an R&B song, I can do that. If I want to do a ballroom dance song, I can do that? If I want to do an indie rock song, I should be able to do that, because it's just different ways of communicating with people with the same idea. I never want to be boxed into one specific sound.

In relation to that, recently you tweeted, "please don't make me a cliché." I love that. But what would that entail? What does Cliché BOSCO look and sound like?

Just being an African American artist who is a female but I don't really do the average cookie cutter R&B soul. People will look at you and automatically associate you to a certain demographic, because of music industry standards or what the consumer eye has been adjusted to. For me, I never want people to think that, "she's doing this look." I never want to be the average cool black girl that does hip-hop and soul. I want people to have an open palate for me and my art, for what it is. And that goes for any other African American girl in my shoes, who automatically gets compartmentalized in this whole, "oh, she should be over here with this whole sound or certain look." I never want to fit into the standards of what the music industry should look like.

And you shouldn't have to. When it comes to the mixture and blends of genre-blending, what is that process like of taking everything that is you and putting it together and delivering it?

For me personally, I'm always learning. I'm always reading. I'm always looking on the computer researching and developing myself. I don't think any artist, regardless of medium you choose to express yourself, that you should ever feel like you have it all. I'm always walking. I go on walks. I'm always listening to sounds and conversations that pass by. I'm on the train listening to different things. I love to consume different types of information and basically, the process for me is, going to the bookstore. Going to the coffee shop. Talking to different friends. Going to exhibitions and gathering all that information and figuring out what's the best way for me to communicate that. Music, for me, is an ongoing art project. It's an ongoing canvas where it's like, okay, yeah you can initially have the foundation for the painting, but you have to keep building onto that and eventually you'll get the whole story. It's a very open process for me. It's so good to be able to know how to process all of that information for yourself and write about it in a way where, it didn't all come from the inside of you, but you are the vessel and you can go out and share the information you've had along the way.

And you're also amazing at curating and blending music and culture into different mediums of art, I know a little of that is from studying fashion and art at SCAD and a little of that is your own natural finesse. So, tell me about your non-music endeavors like the zine and modelling.

I am really enjoying where my career is going. For a long time, it was a little bit challenging for the average person to really digest a musician who is not only a musician but they do installations, graphic design, fashion or whatever it may be. I feel like now, we're getting to a place where people are really taking notice that it's not enough to be a one-dimensional artist. I feel like for me, I've been one of those people for a while that are trying to push the culture in that area. It doesn't matter if you're Beyonce or Rihanna, your single is always going to be 99 cents, the most $1.29, so we can't really survive off of that. We have to be become multi-dimensional and I think that people are finally seeing that. It makes me so happy and it actually opened the market for artists like me to have a language and a dialogue with our fans that's not always music. Whether I put out a zine or I curate a video release for myself, it's an expansion of who I am and an expansion of my story. Some people don't always understand the music but when they can hear it and see it together and they can feel it, I feel like, the overall thing that they want is an experience. And you can't always buy that. You can't always see that from the computer.

You were also quoted as saying in an interview that "style is a way that you communicate with someone and I think it's the first thing you say before you even open your mouth." So, what are you saying right now?

Right now because I'm travelling, it's all about comfort for me. Layering. I'm into coloured hair right now. My fashion sense is changing a lot for the winter. It's very androgynous. I feel like my personality is really tom girl. I can put on the heels every now and again but on the flipside, I can put on a pair of stacked Doc Martens and kick ass. For me, comfort is key. And shape. I'm into Japanese streetwear. I think my style changes with the seasons and the mood of the music I'm feeling. Right now, I'm doing a lot of baggy with midriff or a lot of draping. I'm really enjoying this whole revival of the Cam'ron pink.

Here we are in Q4. We're almost finished the year. How will you be finishing the year a different artist than the one you started as?

I feel like this year was a lot of groundwork and reintroducing myself to people. It was also a year of reinforcement, just so people really know what I'm about, whether it's musically or visually. I think that this year for me was solidifying my voice and my place and shutting out the noise and the comparison. Moving into 2016, I feel like it will be a year that people can see me as a stand-alone artist. I really believe that. I also feel that 2016 will be the year for me, BOSCO is here. This is what she's about. She's not just a singer. She's not just a visuals artist. She is a curator and a creator. People get so locked into, oh she's a singer. No. I want to create stories for people. I want to inspire people. I want to motivate people to go beyond what they think that they can do. It's about being an example to people like me. People that dropped out of college. To vagabonds. To gypsies. To painters. Literally, if you stick to what you say you're going to do and you're authentic and you're story is real, you can do this. It's all about authenticity. That's been key to my success. If I try and be anybody else, it's not going to work. I can't.

100%. I relate to that completely. As a female writer, writing and pushing my opinions out there, if I'm not authentic in my craft, my ass will be showing.

Exactly. It's hard, I'm sure you can relate. There's two ways you can look at it. You can take the masculine approach to your work, which is, you show up to work on time, you do the show, you don't exude any sexual energy to gain anything. You pick up your cheque, you do your job and you go home. Or, you can take the feminine approach, which is, exude sexual energy to gain certain things, to skip steps. But it's so much more rewarding to do it right. I don't know if that has to do with maturity in the creative world. But I feel like you can relate to me where it's like, hey, this is what I do, I'm not ever going to compromise who I am and I won't compromise my story. Your name, at the end of the day, is all you have. It's how you will be remembered. I can never compromise my story for quick success. That's how BOSCO is going to be going into 2016. Assertive. Knowing what she wants. And really being able to convey my story, sonically and visually.

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