Having amassed fans all over the world with his astute lyricism and unparalleled sunny disposition, singer-songwriter BLANKS is gearing up for his first EP release, CHEAP SODAS AND ICE CREAM KISSES. This digital compilation, will feature some of Blanks’ most beloved and successful compositions so far, and includes an exclusive new track, ‘Favorite Nightmare’. Listen here
Blanks might just be the perfect musician to release an EP during the summer of 2020. Drawing heavily from his beloved era of 80s pop and dance, Blanks’ tunes are never anything short of euphoric and summery pop perfection (best listened to in a fast car with all the windows down). Collecting together some of his most beloved hits, ‘cheap sodas and ice cream kisses’ is the perfect EP to show off the success that this phenomenal artist has had so far – on the internet via his YouTube platform, and in real life at shows and gigs the world over (all Europe dates – including Brighton’s The Great Escape festival – successfully rescheduled to May 2021, please see below for details).
This EP will be led by new track, ‘Favorite Nightmare’ – a characteristically upbeat exploration of the confusing and disorientating feelings in the fallout of a break-up in ‘Favorite Nightmare’. Beginning with the use of a “telephone” effect (so that the song sounds exactly like one of the songs on the radio of the car Blanks describes in the first verse), the song is kicked into gear by the cry of ‘1, 2, 3, let’s GO!’ immediately injecting Blanks’ energy and enthusiasm into the tune. With his debut single – an 80s version of Post Malones ‘Better Now’ – currently going viral on TikTok, the groovy bassline and 80s-style synths of ‘Favorite Nightmare’ are very much in keeping with the strengths of this YouTube sensation-turned-pop star.
With this release coming during a summer in which we need all the positivity we can get, and the news of all live dates successfully rescheduled for 2021, ‘cheap sodas and ice cream kisses’ is set to be a 2020 summer staple of everyone’s playlists.
‘cheap sodas and ice cream kisses’ including lead-single ‘Favorite Nightmare’ is released on the 7th August 2020.
New Europe dates ‘Going Places’ tour for May 2021:
2) Hamburg – Hakken, Germany
3) Copenhagen – Vega, Denmark
4) Berlin – Kantine am Berghaim, Germany
6) Paris – 1999, France
7) Ghent – Charlatan, Belgium
8) Cologne – Yuca Club, Germany
11) London – Colours Hoxton, UK
12) Dublin – Green Room, Ireland
14) Brighton – The Great Escape, UK
15) Brighton – The Great Escape, UK