R&B artist Michael Blume is ready to bring his fans into his visual world. The single “Colors” is the second release since Fall 2015. Produced by Brady Watt, “Colors” is a smooth electronic R&B hit, and serves a follow up to Blume’s first release, “Manufactured Love.”
About the song, Blume states, “The song introduces a basic concept of myself and my attitude about music and love: trusting the process, knowing that your path is there for you, holding onto your faith in yourself despite any and all outside noise. Early on in the process of recording “Colors,” I started developing visual ideas for it. It spoke to me visually.”
Blume graduated from Yale and planned on a career in academia, but it was a trip with his acapella group that catapulted him into another path. Blume had already come out as gay, and felt similar apprehensions coming out as an artist. He moved to New York City to pursue his dream, keeping his a cappella roots apparent in his rich vocal arrangements. Shortly after, he found his style: blending the buttery vocals runs of soul greats like Aretha Franklin, the in- the-pocket rhythms of hip-hop, with conscious lyrics that approach topics such as materialism, LBGTQ rights, and civil rights.
Blume also announced a run of shows including a slot at the LA Pride Music Festival on June 11, a performance at Chris Douridas’ (KCRW) School Night! on June 13, and a headlining EP release show at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on July 26.
June 12: Los Angeles, CA – LA Pride Music Festival
June 13: Los Angeles, CA – School Night! LA – Bardot
July 26: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom – EP Release Show