Today, indie/soul artist Michael Blume has released his latest song “R U Mad,” and announced hisupcoming EP Cynicism & Sincerity, which will be out June 8th via S-Curve Records. CLICK HERE to listen to the offbeat call-to-arms that showcases Blume’s deep baritone in a confident cadence of eye-catching verses before the provocative refrain, “Are you mad that I’m gay?”. The song is available now at all digital music outlets, including Spotify, Apple/iTunes, and Amazon. It has also been announced that Michael will be performing two songs at the Annual PRIDE Reception at the Stonewall Inn on Monday, June 4th. The yearly reception highlights the work of the Stonewall Inn’s official 501c3, the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), which was founded in 2017, providing support to underserved and marginalized LGBTQ communities within the United States and around the world.
Cynicism & Sincerity includes six songs that could just as easily ignite the dance floor of a sweaty underground club as they could set a festival field in motion with indie charm, sexy soul, and epic pop ambition. They also allow Michael to speak freely in favor of equality and social justice, using his platform to share a message.
“It was important for me to acknowledge the good and the bad,” he explains of the EP’s title. “Even though they’re in opposition to each other, they’re both flourishing at the exact same time. There’s a dichotomy of multiple truths where two things in opposition exist right next to each other.”
“R U Mad” is the latest track from Michael’s forthcoming EP – a body of work that allows Michael the opportunity to push his own personal boundaries and confront the ideas that prevent us from being ourselves. He has teased out the EP’s arrival by way of the undeniably upbeat “Lifting You,“along with the irresistible panache of his current single “Blunder,” which will be impacting Triple A Radio on May 7th. Michael will also be setting off on tour this May with the band Lawrence before heading to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN for a set on Sunday, June 10th.
MICHAEL BLUME 2018 TOUR DATES:
Washington DC @ Union Stage (with Lawrence)
Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (with Lawrence)
Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (with Lawrence)
Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (with Lawrence)
Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (with Lawrence)
San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (with Lawrence)
Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (with Lawrence)
Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival