Afro-beats artist Abblaze introduces new with new EP ‘Rhythms & Heartbreaks’
NEWARK, NJ – There are many unique qualities that combine to make up the impressive artistry of East Coast musician Abblaze. For starters, he’s an Afro-beat artist who was born in America but grew up in Nigeria. And most of all, he believes in the healing power of music – so much so that he creates his one-of-a-kind sound as a way to produce a cure for the various maladies that might affect people around the world.
“I want my music to be known as a cure for feeling down, especially for the females,” Abblaze said. “If you feel like there’s no way out or if a guy is doing you wrong, my music is the cure for that. I also have conscious music sometimes because I needed that in my life and I want to give that to younger generations. More than anything, I have a new sound that is relevant for now and it’s groovy. I like melodies a lot and if you’re feeling down, you can put on one of my songs and it’ll put you in a good mood. I like balance. That’s how life is. If you’re feeling down and want to be happy, listen to one of my songs. Or if you’re wondering why guys think a certain way, my songs can help provide an answer. I also sing about moving around and fashion and different takes on culture – I have that balance, too.”
That diversity is put on full display through Abblaze’s EP “Rhythms & Heartbreaks.” With a vibe that fully embraces the Afro-beats for which he has become known, the project features a combination of love songs and heartbreak songs. Two singles from the EP have already been making waves among fans and are rapidly making their way across the U.S. The first is “High Life” which Abblaze said pays homage to his love of marijuana.
“The name says it all,” he said. “When I’m feeling down or depressed, I usually turn to marijuana. That’s what the song is about. I do Afro-beats which came out of the high life in Ghana and Nigeria. So in a lot of ways, this is a song for my African fans, too. But mostly, it’s just a song that says I’m a big fan of marijuana. Whenever I need to get my mind right or when things get a little fuzzy around me, I smoke some marijuana and I rediscover myself.”
The other single from the project is “My Number One Love” which Abblaze said is inspired by the “best girl I’ve ever met.” The Afro-beat love song praises the woman of his dreams and goes about detailing the good parts of her and how she has taken over his heart.
Both of these singles and the EP showcase how Abblaze is one of the most consistent, upcoming Afro-beat artists in recent years. He’s gaining outstanding critical acclaim for his works and performances, and many have said that his sound is new, unique and versatile.
“As an Afro-beats artist, I don’t think anyone in America is doing what I’m doing,” he said. “There are a couple of people who are popular in that space right now, but I’m the only one who knows both the Nigerian culture and the American culture first-hand. I have the best of both worlds. I also grew up in bad areas, so I know what’s going on in the streets. All of that combined gives my sound a mixture of Nigerian roots with an American lifestyle that’s grounded in the streets.”
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