Blonde ft Melissa Steel – I Loved You
After just two single releases for FFRR with ‘Foolish’ and ‘Higher Ground’, Bristol duo BLONDE can already boast a #1 at HypeM, 3.8 million SoundCloud plays and extensive Radio 1 support from MistaJam, AnnieMac, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Huw Stephens, B. Traits, Phil & Alice and Rob Da Bank. Now BLONDE are set to build upon their growing buzz with the release of their new single ‘I Loved You’.
Reiterating BLONDE’s summery cocktail of upbeat sounds and positive vibes, ‘I Loved You’ updates the classic attributes of nineties cross over house with an intoxicating blend of piano-focused melodies, sublime beats and a soulful vocal.
Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson met online through Englefield’s influential and still growing YouTube channel Eton Messy which can boast 265,000 subscribers and over 43 million views. The first track they released, the Bieber-sampling left field house of ‘Talk To You’, made an immediate impression even if at that point the pair had never met in person. Now working on their debut album, BLONDE have collaborated with an array of emerging vocal talent. There’s Charli Taft, Ava; songwriter Cass Lowe; Zak Abel, who recently signed to Atlantic; and Ryan Ashley from the PMR camp.
Having already completed extensive festival touring this summer with Glastonbury, Wireless, GlobalGathering, Secret Garden Party and Creamfields, BLONDE wrap up the season by playing Bestival in September. Not that their schedule is any lighter – they have dates coming up in the UK, France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands before they return for an Eton Messy tour in November.