Blanco White has shared new song “Nocturne,” a sweetly eerie illumination of faraway landscapes and flowing emotion. Driven by the haunting howl and entrancing musical instincts that earned this rising English artist an international following, “Nocturne” initiates a string of singles to come this summer.
The rising English artist has only two EPs to his name, but has already earned over 40 million streams, sold out shows in NYC, Amsterdam, London, Groningen and Switzerland.
Blanco White says of the song, “For me, Nocturne is a very visual song. The lyrics are mostly descriptive and were drawn from memories and images of night that felt triggered by the chords and feel of the music when I first played it. Written late after not enough sleep, I wanted to communicate a feeling of delirium throughout the song whilst at the same time exploring the surreal clarity and otherworldly colours of night in a remote place.”
Blanco White is the solo project of Londoner, Josh Edwards. Having studied guitar in Cádiz, Spain and charango in Sucre, Bolivia, Edwards blends elements of Latin American and Andalusian music with influences closer to home. The result is beyond exotic; it’s otherworldly. He released his self-produced debut EP The Wind Rose on Yucatan Records in early 2016. He recorded his second EP Colder Heavens later that same year, with producer Ian Grimble (Bear’s Den, Matt Corby, Daughter), and released it last spring to critical delight.
May 17 | The Great Escape, Brighton
November 13 | Village Underground, London
November 11 | Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
November 16 | Botanique, Brussels