Ghanaian-born, Sydney-based artist BLESSED has introduced particulars of his debut studio album, Aussie Blackstar. The ten music launch is out on Friday, third June, through Rainbow Valley Information/Warner Music Australia.
Aussie Blackstar contains the singles ‘No Modifications’ and ‘Down Underneath’, which got here out earlier in 2022. BLESSED has shared the official music video for the file’s newest single, ‘Love Your self’. Watch the Trav Leslie-directed clip under.
BLESSED is the undertaking of Western Sydney artist and producer, Blessed Samuel Joe-Andah, who beforehand labored beneath the title Miracle. As Miracle, Joe-Andah launched the album Mainland in 2014, when he was 18 years previous. Joe-Andah ditched the Miracle alias a few years later and relaunched his profession as BLESSED, which is his actual first title.
BLESSED has collaborated with Milan Ring, The Child LAROI, Manu Crooks, B Sensible and extra. BLESSED’s first consolidated physique of labor was the 2020 mixtape, Music is the Drugs.
Of the upcoming album, Aussie Blackstar, BLESSED mentioned, “Australia is likely one of the most multicultural locations on the earth and that’s not being showcased. We’ve a deeper historical past of deeper tradition. I really feel like proper now, there’s a giant awakening to a mass consciousness. Persons are beginning to get up. The persons are altering, the individuals’s voices are getting louder, however the system isn’t altering.”
BLESSED added, “As a child rising up right here, I used to be at all times trying outdoors our borders. I used to be trying to America and making an attempt to be American. However that’s not me, I didn’t develop up there. I actually want I had individuals to look as much as, to say, ‘it’s cool to be the place you’re from’. I wish to make a distinction in that means.”