On the heels of his soul-baring, SOLD-OUT show last night at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, Michael Blume has premiered his brand new 6-song EP entitled When I Get It Right out July 29th, via PopMatters.com. PRESS HERE to listen. Teeming with honeyed vocals, soulful scatting and thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics, When I Get It Right showcases his trademark mix of R&B, neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and electronica, with avant-garde twists. In celebration of the new music, a select run of live shows are planned for August in DC, Philadelphia, and Boston. Michael’s sold-out EP release show last night in NYC blew the roof off of Bowery Ballroom, where he was backed by a dynamic 11-piece band. Full routing below. For ticket info, please visit: http://www.mblumemusic.com.
EP tracks “Manufactured Love” (PRESS HERE) and “Colors” (PRESS HERE) have already garnered major acclaim from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, Hilly Dilly and OkayPlayer. From the rousing hip-hop inspired verses in “Relationships,” to the velvety crooning of “High Frequency,” to the very personal “How High” which reflects on Blume’s experience growing up as a gay man, and the self-aware, upbeat “The Same,” When I Get It Right captures intense emotion while still radiating the same undeniable energy seen in his live performance. Selling out multiple shows in New York City, Blume is on his way to a massive career.
An alumni of Yale University, he originally planned on pursuing a life of academia until his last year of school, when he joined a prestigious on-campus a capella group that toured the world, performing in 35 countries. He found touring was a marriage of two of his favorite things: travel and music, and thus made music his full-time career. Pulling from his academic background, Blume crafts intelligent lyrics that explore his passion for civil rights, particularly racial equality and LGBTQ rights.
PRESS HEREto watch Michael Blume perform “Colors” live at The Box in NYC
PRESS HERE to watch the Keone Madrid choreographed video for “Colors”
When I Get It Right EP Track Listing: