Multi-genre artist Terry Blade is a singer-songwriter of integrity and authenticity. A black queer artist raised in Washington, DC and currently residing in Chicago, Blade has already gained media attention from notable outlets like Country Queer and Adobe and Teardrops. His sophomore release Neo Queer highlights the reason for the attention- Blade’s work is dynamic, bold, and insightful.
Effortlessly blending soul and hip hop elements at its foundation, Neo Queer is a modern and textured blend of a range of styles, combining to create a signature sound that is both smooth and inviting. Blade has a warm, deep timbre to his voice that permeates the project, adding a richness that works beautifully against the dynamic percussive moments and ever-changing instrumental arrangements that continually surprise and delight, varying across sections of high energy and softer contemplative moments.
A stand-out on the album is Eaten Alive. A jazzy guitar intro provides a classic element against a contemporary lyrical entrance. The simple duality of the vocal production over the light guitar riffs allows Blade’s songwriting and emotive storytelling to become the focal point.
Encompassing such a wide variety of genres allows the music of Terry Blade to resonate with a wide variety of audiences. For fans of hip hop, soul, funk, jazz, and R&B, you will find an introspective and thoughtful perspective on Neo Queer, both in musical and lyrical execution. Stream this fresh and exceptionally noteworthy sophomore release from Terry Blade for yourself below.
BELOW: Listen to Neo Queer and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Terry Blade by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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