Behind the Song
Blake Rave, the American-born singer, songwriter, and guitar player, has found a home in London's music scene, merging country roots with an indie pop vibe to create a sound that defies categorization. A lifelong musician, he discovered his love for songwriting at an early age, developing a unique process that starts with a meaningful lyric before building a captivating melody. Blake's musical journey has been marked by growth and resilience, beginning with an unexpected first gig that set the stage for his blossoming career. His discography showcases his versatility, featuring the album 'Dreams and Fears' as well as multiple singles, including the 2022 release 'Albatross.' Known for his commitment to the arts and the LGBTQ+ community, Blake frequently performs at small, artistic venues across London, supporting safe spaces for both fellow artists and community members. Fans can look forward to a steady stream of new music in 2023 as he prepares for the release of his next album, continuing to push boundaries and captivate listeners with his genre-defying sound. For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it? Authentic, Nostalgic, Versatile
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, or something else? Tell us why: Being able to express myself and tell my stories. I want to be able to connect with people and share experiences. Music is so personal. it speaks to the struggles and heartaches I've faced in my journey to self-acceptance. Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you? Its the best feeling in the world. Getting to be in that creative space, disconnected from the rest of the world, and to be able to create freely with other musicians is my favourite place to be (apart from being onstage!) Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing? Meeting people, traveling, nd aseeing the world. I love new experiences. Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? I'm really excited about this year - there is lots happening. My next release will be a song very close to my heart. It's called Love is Love and is being released for Pride 2023. I'm proud to be releasing the song to raise money for Stonewall - a leading charity that does amazing work supporting the LGBTQ+ community. I'll be performing at a number of venues in London during Pride too. After that, I'll be releasing my first single from the next album. A few more singles, and then the album early next year. Stay tuned! Tell us where fans can access your music!
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