Tucker Pillsbury, better known by his musical alias ROLE MODEL, is coming to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to perform at a sold-out show in Songbyrd.
The 22-year-old artist’s musical career began after he became depressed following a major skiing accident. Although Pillsbury initially worked as a rapper, he has now found his own signature style of music, which intertwines jovial tunes with dark yet meaningful lyrics. As a budding artist, Pillsbury also joins a new generation of Gen Z musicians who are not afraid to bend genres or sing freely about struggling with mental health issues.
Pillsbury’s latest EP, oh, how perfect, was released earlier this month and features a collection of six tracks, including a collaboration with New Zealand musician BENEE.
His latest track, “hello!”, is featured on the EP and currently has over a million streams on Spotify. His 2018 single, “not a fan,” amassed over 5 million streams on Spotify while his 2017 single, “girl in New York” — a personal favorite of mine — garnered over 4 million streams.
ROLE MODEL will be joined by singer-songwriter Chloe Lilac at the Nov. 30 show. Doors are opening at 7 p.m. and although tickets are no longer available through the venue’s website, they can be purchased from the third-party ticket seller StubHub starting at $98.