"...big soul stuff..." - uncut
Following 2015’s Half Life, multinational songwriter Blair Jollands is now set to release a brand new album. 7 Blood is out 14th September 2018 via Glowb Records.
Inspired by his travels around the world, and recent battle with Lyme Disease, 7 Blood takes its name from a killing herb that Jollands collected from an Andalusian mountainside, in order to combat the superbug. Taking you on an epic journey, the album offers a soaring cinematic soundscape; from the funk fused musicality and soulful vocals of its title track, and uplifting Latin American rhythms of ‘Mojacar Moon’, to the bluesy harmonica melodies of album closer ‘Restless Soul’, it offers an eclectic platter of the world’s sounds.
Fusing together the twinkling harmonies and ‘60s doo-wop inspired sweeping romanticism of ‘I’ll Remember You’ with the dark anthemic grandeur of Leonard Cohen in tracks such as ‘Burning Man’, Jollands offers an ambitious collection, with each track steeped in a musically rich splendour.
Having previously collaborated with Boy George and The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael to release two critically acclaimed albums, Jollands has also received praise from the likes of Gigwise and Artrocker for 2015’s Half Life. An accomplished composer for film, Blair has produced several soundtracks that have collected Emmynominations and accolades, including Pride, Wild Bill, Bleak House, A Touch of Cloth and the award winning Shackleton, proving there’s no end to his far-reaching talents.
Now, with the release of 7 Blood, Jollands hopes to continue charming listeners across the world with his epic, cinematic creations.
7 Blood is out 14th September 2018 via Glowb Records.