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"Song Premiere: Neo-soul singer Harleighblu"

UK-based singer Harleighblu introduces her sounds with her debut album, Forget Me Not, filled with soulful grooves a la Adele and Amy Winehouse.

The 21-year-old grew up around music and was turned on by her mother's collection of soul albums, obviously the inspiration behind her style. She started writing songs when she was seven years old and by the age of 12, she started working with different producers eventually ending up with Joe Buhdha.singer, Harleighblu, whose real name is Harleighblu Low, is ready to release her brand of soul-infused grooves. Her debut album, Forget Me Not (out now), features big ballads a la Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Get a taste of her work with the song, I Believe. - USA Today


"Song Premiere: Neo-soul singer Harleighblu"

UK-based singer Harleighblu introduces her sounds with her debut album, Forget Me Not, filled with soulful grooves a la Adele and Amy Winehouse.

The 21-year-old grew up around music and was turned on by her mother's collection of soul albums, obviously the inspiration behind her style. She started writing songs when she was seven years old and by the age of 12, she started working with different producers eventually ending up with Joe Buhdha.singer, Harleighblu, whose real name is Harleighblu Low, is ready to release her brand of soul-infused grooves. Her debut album, Forget Me Not (out now), features big ballads a la Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Get a taste of her work with the song, I Believe. - USA Today


"World Premiere - Play Me Video"

Classic, classic, classic. UK soul-stress, Harleighblu has been championed by many in this latest wave of ingenues sporting the stylings of the ‘full-voiced classic soul songstress.’ Just a hair’s breath shy of 21, there is a quality in her voice that belies her age which easily draws similar comparisons to her cited influences of Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Floetry. We aren’t the only ones to have noticed this, the lead track, Enough Now, off of her upcoming debut on Tru Thoughts, Forget Me Not, created such a fervor on Mistajam’s BBC 1XTRA show, that it carried the rare feat of being played back to back, and Mistajam declaring, “The new queen of hip hop soul. Every time I play this one it goes off!”

With such a wave behind her, URB Magazine is pleased to World Premiere her newest single, Play Me, depicting the thoughts and ire of a woman scorned by a less than faithful man. On first listen, one catches just what that the buzz about her is all about — the return/reimagining of the soul diva. - URB Magazine


"Album Stream"

This week, young Nottingham singer Harleighblu makes her album debut for the taste-making label Tru Thoughts. This fact alone should make one stand up and take notice, as the label is home to an eclectic, but spot-on roster that includes artists such as the Bamboos, Hidden Orchestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Quantic. Heady company surely, but Harleighblu warrants inclusion, as her album is stunning and fits in quite nicely. - KCRW


"Album Stream"

This week, young Nottingham singer Harleighblu makes her album debut for the taste-making label Tru Thoughts. This fact alone should make one stand up and take notice, as the label is home to an eclectic, but spot-on roster that includes artists such as the Bamboos, Hidden Orchestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Quantic. Heady company surely, but Harleighblu warrants inclusion, as her album is stunning and fits in quite nicely. - KCRW


Discography

Forget Me Not LP
Play Me Single
I Believe - USA Today Giveaeway

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Nottingham resident Harleighblu has been involved in music from a very young age. Growing up surrounded by her Mum’s record collection - a treasure trove of the best soul and rare grooves - she kindled her interest in music by emulating each of the singers she heard. She started songwriting at the tender age of 7 at a community recording studio, and began entertaining school friends with impromptu performances at break times. With an obvious talent, Harleighblu was entered into and won a number of local talent competitions, the prizes of which helped kit her out with all the musical equipment a young girl could need. Now, 13 years on, Harleighblu is preparing to unveil her debut album.

Harleighblu’s drive, belief and passion for creative exploration has seen her naturally develop into one of the UK’s most promising young artists. From the age of 12 she started working with a number of producers, however it was meeting Birmingham based Dino Nisbett and his co-producer Andre Bassing that really gave rise to the next development in her musical journey. Through Nisbett and Bassing she was introduced to Dennis Seaton, lead singer of the Grammy nominated band Musical Youth, which gave her the chance to not only provide backing vocals for the reunited band, but also to put together her own live band and start performing the local circuit.

After working on a collaborative album, songwriting and gigging, it was the loss of her beloved Granddad that made her re-evaluate her musical life. Still only 17 and with a new found determination Harleighblu set out to find the right producer that could give her the sound she truly wanted.

On meeting her now producer Joe Buhdha, Harleighblu says, “We seemed to knock out song after song at a crazy work rate and I finally felt I was creating songs I wanted to create”. With a new direction and a shed load of new material she stepped out into the gigging circuit once again, this time taking in local venues, numerous festivals and supporting roles for Liam Bailey and Natalie Duncan. Thanks to these performances and early support from Rodney P and MistaJam, as well as BBC Introducing, the buzz around Harleighblu has already started. She signed to Tru Thoughts in late 2012, and her debut album is out now on Tru Thoughts.