By Frank Bell
After wowing everyone with their previous single, Swooning On You, NYC band Blak Emoji have returned to do more of the same with new single Float. Produced by Blak Emoji frontman, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren, the track is a high-octane slice of electro-pop that perfectly whets the appetite for the band’s forthcoming album, Eclectro, which is due for release on 1st October.
Speaking more on Float, Kelsey Warren says: “Float is basically a celebration of living. I felt this way previously, but when the pandemic hit last year it really forced me to be thankful and take advantage of what I have in life, which is a lot of good. We all get older and life flies by so why not make the best of it and seize the moment? Do whatever you can or want without hurting anyone, including yourself.”
The band have branded the track as “Eclectro”, which doubles up as the title of their new album, in reference to their all-encompassing sound that has electronica at its core.
Elaborating further, Kelsey says: “Eclectro pretty much sums up Blak Emoji’s music to a tee, especially the new album. It’s predominantly electronic-based but also harmoniously blends pop, R&B, alternative, experimental and even folk. Sometimes electronic music gets pigeonholed into only two or three categories like dance/EDM, chill or experimental. I try to expand electronic music beyond expected categories as much as possible. I just make an effort to do it in an eclectic way, but it’s not forced. Expect many programs, bleeps, blips, beats and synths mixed with electric/acoustic guitars, piano and strings.”
With another undeniable hit under their belt, we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. If it’s as good as Float and the previous single Swooning On You, it’s set to be a must-hear project when it arrives on 1st October. Float is available now on all platforms: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/blakemoji/float.