Blacksmith unleashes 'Everything Is Blue'
Author: Link Up TV Admin | Thursday 13th May 2021
Comprising every ever-changing emotion felt throughout the last twelve months, Bristolian rapper Blacksmith returns with ‘Everything Is Blue’, an ode to the tumultuous times spent watching the world unfold from our sofas. A laid-back, breezy beat and buoyant guitar riff play as the perfect backdrop for the track, with a tongue-in-cheek quality that reflects the sheer panic felt as our fate lay in the hands of bumbling politicians.
Blacksmith’s bars are witty and clever, delivered with a ceaseless flow that nods to his talents as an MC. Elaborating on the many moments that inspired the single, he states, “To me, Everything Is Blue sums up the general frustration of dealing with the repercussions of the last 12 months..work suffering..relationships crumbling and feeling like life has been in a constant loop of monotony. I wrote it during the height of the last lockdown just after winter when I think everything was dark and cold and I think along with most people just felt like I was hitting a wall and so the song almost wrote itself. It’s light-hearted but with a serious nature touching on a lot of important aspects that we’ve seen over the last year whether that was dealing with communicating through one too many zoom calls.. mishandling/spending by the government..the NHS being overworked and barely compensated...Boris catching the virus after boasting of shaking hands at hospitals..putting the country first but voting against school meals for kids..the conversations around people believing there’s a conspiracy factor.. etc but all told in a jokey conversational way..from someone who was stuck at home or in the studio slowly losing the will to live..and so I channelled it all into the outcome of Everything Is Blue”.
After forging his career as an MC and producer, Blacksmith snagged support slots for some of the most established underground acts, from Common and Jurassic 5 to Mos Def and Dilated Peoples. He has released a string of successful singles, with his biggest hit ‘Through The Melody’ racking up just shy of 130,000 streams on Spotify alone, as well as ‘Peace’, a project he deems his “most ambitious” that is a collaboration with Los Angeles’ giants Rakaa and Marc 7 of Dilated Peoples & Jurassic 5'.
Taken from his upcoming project ‘Less Ego More Soul’, ‘Everything Is Blue’ cement Blacksmith as one of the most promising storytellers in underground rap, and this year looks set to be his best yet.