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New Music: Elijah Blake – Technicolor

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Elijah Blake is back with more fire!

The R&B singer-songwriter keeps the throwback inspirations going with the vibrant new song, “Technicolor.” Bringing pure ’80s and Prince vibes, Blake belts out to a lover on the bright, synth-driven production.

“Want to close my eyes and see you in technicolor / This black and white don’t do justice for ya,” he sings.

Blake has been releasing a bundle of buzz-worthy tracks this year, including “Stingy,” “Black & Blue,” “Some Kinda Way” and the powerful, socially conscious “Hanging Tree.”

Elijah is currently prepping for the release of his sophomore album, Audiology, which is due out Aug. 25.

Take a listen to “Technicolor” below.

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New Music: Elijah Blake – Stingy

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After going political and addressing discrimination and oppression on the stunning “Hanging Tree,” Elijah Blake returns with the retro-fueled new song, “Stingy.”

Jumping in a time machine to the days of Sly & The Family Stone or Kool & The Gang, the record opens with a sticky bassline and quickly kicks up the tempo with a swinging beat. Blake wails over the track to a lover who has him missing her so deeply that he’s going crazy.

“I’ve been on a high thinking about it / Outta my mind without you,” he sings. “I’ve been on a high free flying / I’m falling, falling, falling,  falling over you / Let me know what did you do.”

Elijah Blake has been on a roll this year, releasing some seriously underrated records, including “Black & Blue,” “Some Kinda Way” and most recently “Hanging Tree.”  The gifted singer/songwriter is currently prepping for the release of his new album, which is due out this summer.

Take a listen to “Stingy” below.

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Watch: Elijah Blake Releases Stunning Video for New Single “Hanging Tree”

In turbulent times as these, it is the artist’s voices that we need to continue empowering our fight against discrimination. Reminding us that anyone preaching hate is deplorable.

Earlier this year, Elijah Blake was enlisted by Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa.org, to contribute the powerful song, “Hanging Tree” to the Sankofa EP 17. The project also features music by Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, and Mali Music. Today (June 1), Blake has officially released the searing video for the song that outlines how inequality and oppression still exist in the 21st century.

“He looks just like me / So tell me, am I really free? / Could have been my mother crying for my brother / Everybody’s praying for peace / But who’s going to protect us from the police?” he sings in the visual, which sees Blake transition from a tuxedo to a ripped shirt to bloody wounds covering his back and chains on his wrists.

“Hanging Tree” will double as the first single off Elijah Blake’s new album, which is slated for release in July.

Speaking about the video to Billboard, he said: “Director Sean Alexander and I sat in the basement level of my building forever, coming up with different ways to paint this picture without being too literal. We came up with this one, which shows that you can dress up an ugly system with a suit and tie. But as society and media continue to tear away at it… underneath it all the fact still remains that there’s still a whole lot of scarring, bruising and blood that needs to heal. I also wanted show that although we’ve come a long way as a people, we’re still not as far from the corruption to black lives that occurred in slavery as some would like to believe.”

Watch it below.

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Elijah Blake Teases Powerful “Hanging Tree” Video

Elijah Blake has been making an underrated return with tracks like “Black & Blue,” and “Some Kinda Way,” which continue to prove that the R&B singer/songwriter commands your attention.

Earlier this year, Blake was enlisted by Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa.org, to contribute the powerful song, “Hanging Tree” for the Sankofa EP 17, which also features music by Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, and Mali Music.  Now, Elijah has announced the release of a searing video for the song that outlines how inequality and oppression still exist in the 21st century.

“He looks just like me / So tell me, am I really free? / Could have been my mother crying for my brother / Everybody’s praying for peace / But who’s going to protect us from the police?” he sings in the visual, which sees Blake transition from a a tuxedo to a ripped shirt to bloody wounds covering his back and chains on his wrists.

“Hanging Tree” will officially be released on June 1, and it will also double as the first single off Blake’s new album, which is slated for release in July.

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New Music: Elijah Blake – Black & Blue

Elijah Blake has returned with an infectious dose of modern sexual healing.

The R&B singer/songwriter quietly dropped a brand new single on Friday (May 5), entitled “Black and Blue,” and he’s borrowing inspiration from Marvin Gaye’s late night anthem to help bring some good lovin’ back.

Over a lush synth bed and thick bassline, Elijah coos out with admiration to the woman of his dreams, assuring her that she is perfect in every way.

“Baby, I want your simple and your crazy / No I’m not the type to try to tame it / Just when you think you’re at your worst / I’m giving you my best,” he sings. “I think your flaws bring out your greatness / I don’t know who I was before / But love don’t mean a thing without you.”

This one is for the lovers who still believe in that popcorn movie retro romance.  Elijah Blake is currently working on his sophomore album, the follow-up to 2015’s Shadows & Diamonds.

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New Music: Elijah Blake – Some Kinda Way

Singer/songwriter Elijah Blake got in on the V-Day fun yesterday with the release of his first new song of the year – “Some Kinda Way.”

Blake continues to show why he remains one of today’s most underrated talents on the commanding love song.

Over the piano led instrumental, Elijah gets all caught up in his feels over a relationship turning from friendship to a more intimate love. “When you put your hands on mine / Ooh you make me feel some kinda way / Is it love? / Said I don’t know, if it’s love,” he sings.

Most recently Blake has been working heavy with Keyshia Cole on her forthcoming album. Take a listen to his new song below.

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Video: Elijah Blake – Forget You

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Elijah Blake began the year with his Blueberry Vapors EP, and it looks like he intends to end the year in the same way. The singer-songwriter released the project in early January; and while he’s mostly dropped sporadic visuals here and there over the course of 2016, Blake had debuted a video for Vapors‘ stand out cut, “Forget You,” today.

With Sean Alexander directing, the visuals for “Forget You” depicts Elijah Blake as a stranger in a foreign land. It takes place in an Asian country, Blake the sole Black face present in an almost ninja-like all Black outfit. He mostly observes, his intense stare either peering up from the shadows or peeking out of the windows of a telephone booth. But, the six-minute clip isn’t just about Blake’s haunting vocals: it’s about taking the viewer on a journey, immersing them in the bustling city, the beautiful countryside, the incredibly flexible yogi, and more. Fitting, then, that there are so many unforgettable images in Blake’s “Forget You” video.

Watch the video for “Forget You” below. Blake’s Blueberry Vapors EP can still be downloaded for free here.

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Video: Elijah Blake – Abide

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Singer/songwriter Elijah Blake has been kind of quiet this year. After releasing his latest mixtape ‘Blueberry Vapors‘ at the top of 2016, he returned in the spring with the single/video “Whatever Happened.”

Since then, Blake hasn’t given fans anything new until today, with the premiere of a video for the mixtape’s opening song “Abide.”

Elijah travels to the desert in the dance-inspired visuals, featuring some romantic choreographed routines between the singer and his female co-star. Attempting to patch up a fading relationship, Blake lets an ex lover know he’s willing to give it one more try.

“Goodnight, if you let go then I’ll abide / It don’t feel right, but I’m strong enough to lose the fight / ‘Cause your heart don’t make no kind of sense when you’ve made up your mind,” he sings.

Check out the video below.

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