Stirring in the underbelly of the bubbling UK Neo-Soul scene is Harleighblu, a captivating songstress paving her own lane with her distinctive sound and touching vocals. Hailing from Nottingham, the singer’s boundary-pushing music cross-references a multitude of influences, a melting pot of cultural references, and her straight talking, relatable songs that pull no punches and make no apologies. The result is a mellow fusion of soul, hip hop and jazz, pulsating with unexpected eclectic flourishes, her impressive vocal flow and succinct storytelling. It’s this delivery, mixed with her empowering messaging around feminism and staying true to yourself, that makes Harleighblu one of the most unique artists coming out of the Soul world right now.
After the release of her critically acclaimed collaboration album “Hideout” in 2022 with American artist Illa J, (the first solo production from him). The duo recently embarked on a Carhartt sponsored tour across Europe and sold out the Jazz Cafe London. Her musical talents have seen her receive almost 4 million streams on Spotify independently, as well as performing at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Boomtown, the Giles Peterson Worldwide festival, and headlining a stage at Lollapalooza. With a second album set for release with Illa J this year, and with tour announcements to follow… 2023 is set to be bigger than ever for Harleighblu.