Friday 20th May, 2016
“An infectious signature sound” – DUMMY
“As spirit-filled as a Sunday morning sermon… Get familiar with Harleighblu” - COMPLEX
“Fusing electronic production with some gritty songwriting… an enthralling return” – CLASH
“Slick” – MISTAJAM | “Wicked R&B music” – TODDLA T | “I love the new Harleighblu!” – JOHN KENNEDY
Out 20th May on Tru Thoughts, “Futurespective Pt. 3” is the third and final instalment in Harleighblu’s acclaimed series of EP releases (which have been supported across BBC 1Xtra, Radio 1 and 6Music, Okayplayer, Complex, Clash and beyond), ahead of the full ‘Futurespective’ album release in June. Following her recent hook-ups with producers including SpectraSoul, Lost Midas and Audio Sparks (AKA Bugz in the Attic’s Daz-I-Kue), this latest digital package brings three new cuts in collaboration with Jonny Faith, J-Felix and long-time live music partner Benjamin James.
The Futurespective project charts the exciting development and artistic exploration of one of the most tipped talents in the UK’s soul/electronic world, as Harleighblu fuses her hip hop-infused soul background with future beats and a free and experimental vocal approach, for a sharp, forward-thinking style of soulful pop music dusted with grit and glitter in equal measure.
“The Futurespective EPs have made me realise I can release whatever music I want to”, enthuses Harleighblu. “My amazing label always gives me that freedom, but it was nice to properly know it from the reactions of fans and DJs – they have been wonderful and received it with open arms. You always feel a little pressure when you switch up your sound, so it’s good to know I can be experimental and follow my musical heart completely. I’m so excited about the future.”