Grumpy Kitty Boy is the synth pop singer-songwriter alter-ego of composer Juro Kim Feliz. He has premiered works as a contemporary classical composer across Asia, Europe, and North America—however, he has also realized that songwriting is the most appropriate channel to express his worldview: “Be authentic! Embrace the grumpy!” Latching on to the pouting cat emoji, the fictional Grumpy Kitty Boy was born within the confines of his studio. Feliz attempts to be in touch with deep, sober feelings about reality, often left ignored in people’s desire for positivity. His sound and lyricism emulates electronica artist Owl City’s style, while other influences include the synthwave duo The Midnight, bands Radiohead and Porcupine Tree, and the singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.