subTak­ing his name from his self-described style of music, ‘sub­urb­an blues’, Sub Blue con­tin­ues to offer a fresh take on chilled out, altern­at­ive intro­spect­ive R&B with new EP ‘Wil­fully Blind’.

Sub Blue released his debut EP, Sub­urb­an View, in 2018. It included the singles Teen No More and Take a Pic­ture, explor­ing uni­ver­sal themes such as the angst of youth, soci­et­al and peer pres­sures, and the ills of social media.

This form­at­ive release res­on­ated with many and secured cred­ible media and influ­en­cer sup­port from titles as diverse as Com­plex, Earmilk and The Line of Best Fit; radio sup­port from BBC 1Xtra (playl­ist), Rinse FM and 6 Music; as well as indi­vidu­al sup­port from Tar­get, Mis­ta­Jam and Tom Robin­son, amongst oth­ers.

He amassed over half a mil­lion streams and appeared on playl­ists includ­ing Spotify’s UK New Music Playl­ist Fri­day UK, Chilled Pop Hits and Spo­ti­fy & Chill, as well as Apple Music’s Pop Releases and Tid­al Rising.

Sub Blue returns with new EP Wil­fully Blind. The new body of work explores themes integ­ral to Sub as an artist. ”I think the mes­sage I want to get across with my music is that it doesnt mat­ter where you come from or the ‘things’ you have, we all have our struggles and demons that we are bat­tling as we try to make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it. On this pro­ject I try to touch on the dark side of what hap­pens if we don’t “wake up” in time.”

The EP fea­tures a pleth­ora of UK tal­ent, includ­ing Grime MC Manga Saint Hil­are, an artist known for his com­plex story-telling, and KC of DIY col­lect­ive Last Night in Par­is. Singles taken from the release include Think We’re Fine, fea­tur­ing Manga Saint Hil­are, and 2019 single Rus­si­an Roul­ette, fea­tur­ing West Lon­don rap­per Incis­ive acclaimed poet Caleb Femi.  Tack­ling themes of tragedy and the inner-saboteur, Sub Blue explains: I think that tragedy, like many oth­ers, reflects the dual­ity of cel­eb­rated reck­less­ness and intern­al pain vs extern­al per­cep­tions.

Hav­ing worked with respec­ted US-based pro­du­cers A.V and Sir Dylan on Sub­urb­an View (pro­du­cing Teen No More and Take A Pic­ture respect­ively), both return to work on Wil­fully Blind, along­side long­time col­lab­or­at­or Xam­Volo.

Con­tinu­ing his upward tra­ject­ory as a ‘one to watch’ for 2019, Sub Blue per­form a head­line show in Lon­don on April 11th at The Wait­ing Room:

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.