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Futurespective

Harleighblu

Futurespective

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“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 3rd June, Harleighblu’s ‘Futurespective’ LP brings an eagerly awaited physical release for tracks from her “Futurespective” digital EP series (supported across BBC 1Xtra, Radio 1 and 6Music, Okayplayer, Complex, Clash and beyond), alongside a previously unreleased cut. Charting the exciting development of one of the most tipped talents in the UK’s soul/electronic world, the project sees singer and songwriter Harleighblu fusing her classic, hip hop-infused soul background with an arresting platter of future beats and a joyfully free and experimental vocal approach.

 

“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.”

 

Nottingham native Harleighblu’s voice has always been a magnet for producers, and ‘Futurespective’ showcases the results of a year and more spent collaborating with a cluster of international production talent. From the D&B leanings of SpectraSoul (Shogun Audio) to the LA breaks of Lost Midas, via the dark, disco strut of Audio Sparks (AKA Bugz in the Attic’s Daz-I-Kue), Afrobeat-laced minimalism from Jonny Faith, and more, each track brings a fresh sonic spin. Harleighblu’s distinctive vocals and charismatic songwriting weave together these eclectic threads for a sharp, forward-thinking style of soulful pop dusted with grit and glitter in equal measure