Blakeley Is Living The Dream With “Caffeine & Nicotine”
Upon first listen “Caffeine & Nicotine” feels like punch in the face with Americana. Blakeley’s bouncy variant of “electronic rockabilly” belies her grittier thematic elements. Strapped with a powerful set of pipes and a sharp wit, Blakeley has the tools necessary to make quite a name for herself. The single “Caffeine & Nicotine” calls to mind the bubblegum pop and surf rock of the early aughts with an extra dose of grit for good measure. Seemingly channeling “Rosie The Riveter”, Blakeley extolls the virtues of those staples of alternative culture, coffee and cigarettes, all the while invoking this sense of traditional American style. Quintessentially Brooklyn in her subject matter and subversiveness, Blakeley’s latest single, and EP due out in the Winter of 2017 is sure to please anyone looking for something with teeth that isn’t oppressive or over the top.
Blakeley is a chameleon-like songstress whose bold crossover compositions merge elements of folk, EDM, and rockabilly pop into tracks that sound like a marriage between confessional poetry, deep house, and effervescent guitar twanging, all of which guide her cutting voice as she probes the absurdity of topics as diverse as Edward Albee plays and online dating. Blakeley has the type of wide range appeal that should speak to a number of musical tastes. Connect with Blakeley on Facebook and Soundcloud.