Today, Ghanaian-Australia hip-hop and indie artist, BLESSED shares his newest single No Changes, simultaneously announcing his signing to Matt Corby’s record label, Rainbow Valley Records.
An immensely talented songwriter, producer, rapper and multi-instrumentalist, No Changes is the exemplification of BLESSED’s many talents. Starring the backing vocals of his label head, Matt Corby, BLESSED showcases an effortless flow between poignant bars and melodic vocals. Speaking to the injustices and hardships felt across the nation, today’s single arrives alongside a poignant visual filmed in BLESSED’s hometown of Western Sydney. Featuring the people that have helped BLESSED become the man he is today, interspersed with footage from the nation’s social justice protests and environmental devastations, BLESSED’s message on No Changes extends beyond its sonic barriers, delving into the discourse around the state of our country, and the world more largely in current times.
BLESSED says of the single: “No Changes is an anthemic commentary on what seems like an endless battle to be seen, heard and treated equally. A battle that all of us universally share in both communal and unique ways. The No Changes video visually represents the everyday person and struggles within this reality. The documentary style gives the viewer an intimate glimpse into our world, filled with an arrayed with raw emotion but also with a hint of hope and optimism.”
One of Australia’s most prolific artists, BLESSED made 2021 his most ambitious year to date releasing his latest project, ‘LOCKDOWN TAPES VOL.1’. Entirely conceived, written, produced, recorded and released during the NSW lockdown, the mixtape is BLESSED’s passion project and lays homage to his enduring love for music making as a therapeutic practice and the strong relationships across the industry, featuring fellow Western Sydney artists Jaecy & Chirine.
A prolific producer in his own right, BLESSED boasts credits and sessions with The Kid LAROI, COL3TRANE, J.LBS/Jason Pounds (Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Jorja Smith), Manu Crooks, Maina Doe, Anfa Rose, B Wise, JOY., Matt Black, Milan Ring and many more. In 2020, BLESSED released his debut mixtape, ‘Music Is The Medicine’ via his own label GODSPEED, which included an approved sample from ROSALÍA and collaboration with AMAARAE. Most recently, he co-produced multiple tracks on Milan Ring’s debut album, ‘I’m Feeling Hopeful’, featuring on the album’s lead single, Sydney Hue, as well as featured and co-produced on B Wise’s Black Visionary, from his debut record, ‘jamie’. He also performed as part of Sydney Opera House’s Liminal series in November 2021. Having gained praise and acclaim globally from the likes of FADER, NME, triple j, VICE, RUSSH, CLASH, Complex and more, BLESSED has continuously proven his impact and influence alongside some of Australia’s greatest names in hip-hop, soul, R&B and indie, while carving out a distinctive lane in the country’s creative scene.
Don’t miss absorbing the intoxicating cleverness and nuances in BLESSED’s latest single, No Changes today.
NO CHANGES IS OUT NOW VIA RAINBOW VALLEY RECORDS
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