Taking 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 doesn’t 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sub-blue-live-tickets-57990477078
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