Harleighblu’s ‘Futurespective’ album charts the exciting development and artistic exploration of a gifted young singer and songwriter, bringing an eagerly awaited physical release for tracks from her acclaimed “Futurespective” digital EP series, alongside a previously unreleased track. The project sees Harleighblu – one of the most tipped talents in the UK’s soul/electronic world – fusing her classic, hip hop-infused soul background with a varied and arresting platter of future beats, and a joyfully free and experimental vocal approach. Since her earliest releases, Harleighblu’s inimitable vocals have been hugely in demand by many of the world’s hottest producers; the ‘Futurespective’ album illuminates a stunning collection of songs that have been developed over the last year in collaboration with a cluster of international talent. Taking the boards, there’s production from SpectraSoul, Audio Sparks, Captain Supernova alongside label mates Lost Midas, J-Felix and Jonny Faith. Each track brings a fresh sonic spin, with Harleighblu’s charismatic vocals and heartfelt, gritty songwriting tying it all together into a deeply immersive listen. Futurespective sees Harleighblu taking the next definitive step and crafting a sharp, forward-thinking style of soulful pop music dusted with grit and glitter in equal measure. As this young artist has metamorphosed, via the experiences and consequences of success coupled with the natural twists and turns of early-twenties life, so her frame of reference has shifted; in place of the more wide-eyed romantic leanings of old comes a frank, self-possessed lyrical voice that pulls no punches and makes no apologies.
“Over hot blooded neo-soul and hip-hop beats, her protean, dexterous voice immediately impresses … a talent to watch” – Q
01. Real Good feat. SpectraSoul
02. Mmm feat. Dr. Zygote
03. Off and On feat. Jonny Faith
04. I feat. Lost Midas
05. Meant To Be feat. Azure
06. Tell ’em feat. J Felix
07. Forget feat. Captain Supernova
08. Another One feat. Audio Sparks
09. For Fun feat Brother Mike
The album Harleighblu “Futurespective” (Tru Thoughts) is going to be released June 3, 2016.