Today, New York’s socially conscious queer soul/pop hybrid badass Michael Blume drops the compelling video for his latest release “In Between” imself in a boxing ring, the video evolves into a beautifully choreogra
New Now Next called “In Between” a “soulful, R&B-inspired track paying tribute to the gray areas and fluidity we all possess,” while Billboard said that “Blume’s husky voice pierces through as he sings about past relationships and feeling in between so many things; it mixes perfectly with the video’s dark and sweaty mood, and presents a vision of masculinity spiked with queerness and dipped in artistry.”
Stream “In Between” HERE.
Today’s release comes in advance of a thirteen-date tour throughout October in support of AJR, kicking off with a high-profile performance at Radio City Music Hall this Thursday (10.10). Full dates below.
Acclaim for Michael Blume’s deeply soulful sound includes traces of hip-hop, spoken word, anthemic pop, and even moments of jazz influence, making a Michael Blume track/performance a truly unique experience that has earned praise from Billboard, Nylon, Earmilk, and Time who perfectly nailed the empowering heart at the center of his music: “the through-line across his growing catalogue is music that harnesses and reflects on the power of individuality and self-knowledge”.
Michael has carved out his own special place in the current music world mixing his incredibly rich vocals with an urban vibe, spoken word, and lyrics that often times shine a light on injustice in the world and pushing for a deeper appreciation of each other’s differences. His style is a result of a culturally curious and invested passion that includes being the grandson of an opera singer, playing piano and trumpet at a young age, leading a choir in Brazil while studying abroad, touring across 7 continents and 35 countries with Yale’s a cappella group, cutting his teeth in the NYC music performance circuit, and appearing on festival stages at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza.
OCTOBER 2019 TOUR DATES (w/ AJR)
Thu, Oct 10 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Wed, Oct 16 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Fri, Oct 18 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Amphitheater
Sat, Oct 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Sun, Oct 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Tue, Oct 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Wed, Oct 23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Fri, Oct 25 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
Sat, Oct 26 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sun, Oct 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion OKC
Tues, Oct 29 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
Wed, Oct 30 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Thu, Oct 31 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center