UK R&B singer Harleighblu and neo-soul & hip-hop producer Bluestaeb come through with anti-harassment empowerment anthem ‘Call’, the forth single off upcoming joint album ‘She’ [October 11th 2019].
On a funk infused production courtesy of Bluestaeb, Harleighblu takes a stand against cat calling: “We as women constantly have to deal with unwanted attention and aggressive pursuit when we do our thing and this song is a cheerful ‘talk to the hand’, a reminder that we don’t have to entertain such behaviour. Ladies, our journey is a long walk so let this song be the soundtrack to your stride, nothing can stop you especially not the unwanted advances from Mr.Basic”
“If you were to assign a physical incarnation to a song, the latest track from Harleighblu would be fold upon fold of caramel.” – Wonderland Magazine
After Harleighblu heard Bluestaeb’s music at Camden’s Jazz Café in 2016, the multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beat making complemented Harleighblu’s vocals oh-so-perfectly as she staked her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with. Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Harleighblu’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice, bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches. Additionally, the Paris and Berlin based producer Bluestaeb made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. Both his solo and collaboration projects have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound, receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more.
“The Nottingham native wants to cast her net wide, expanding the neo-soul and R&B template until it shatters into a million pieces.” – CLASH Magazine
With a full collaboration album set to drop in October, Harleighblu and Bluestaeb continue to impress with their seamless musical chemistry and mutual passion for classic R&B and hip hop. ‘Call’ provides a taste for what’s to come from the 13-track stoke of genius, ‘She’.
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All handles: @harleighblu | All handles: @bluestaeb