Blanks releases 'Silly People', a song about the search for meaning
Time for a reset. With all the chaos going on in the world and normal life and routine being changed for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time to reevaluate the ways in which we live our lives and search for meaning.
BLANKS is an artist using his platform to advocate for exactly this. Upcoming release ‘Silly People’ is a call for a reform in the way we live - choosing to live in the moment and appreciate the small things in life; finding meaning in simplicity.
‘Silly People’ drops May 1st 2020.
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You can’t keep a good man down. In the face of global quarantine, Blanks has returned stronger than ever, with his first ever US dates and a show-stopping headline performance at London’s VidCon under his belt before the outbreak began. The massive shift in day-to-day routine has actually been the source of inspiration for the “over excited music boy”, whose YouTube channel has over one million subscribers to date. With all shows successfully rescheduled to later this year - including one in London, Hoxton’s renowned Colours venue - the musician had plenty of time to think and reflect on the way that we live our lives in today’s fast-paced culture - and ‘Silly People’ is the result.
“I see a lot of people around me, in online and offline life, who can’t stop talking about searching for meaning,” says Blanks, of the inspiration behind this latest track. “The funny thing is, though, these people seem to search in all the wrong places. They fill the void with meaningless experiences, something I recognise in myself too… We want immediate gratification, without having to work or wait for it. In the midst of living, we seem to forget how to actually enjoy it.”
Only Blanks could take an observation this sombre and astute and explore it (with all the integrity this musician has come to be known for) in such an exuberant track like ‘Silly People’. With basslines and drum beats taken straight from the 80s, Blanks’ favourite era and where he finds his signature sound, the track also makes use of whistling solos and an exhilarating chorus which demands that everyone get up and dance. Tackling such important themes as these in a way which is still full of fun and catchy hooks means that Blanks’ audience are guaranteed to pay attention.
Now is the perfect time for the release of a track such as this. The themes are reflective of the bizarre way the world is turning, giving us the opportunity to properly understand and reevaluate how we live today. The song itself is buoyant and light-hearted, the perfect antidote to all the doom and gloom in the news headlines and the world as a whole. Blanks’ music is not just entertainment at this point, it’s advice and guidance for the way we think about living and interacting with each other.
Or, in Blank’s own words:
“By confronting ourselves with questions, dreams and ambitions, we grow. We learn about ourselves. We learn what we like and what we don’t like. What we dream of. And this way, we’ll learn where to look for meaning.”
‘Silly People’ is released on May 1st 2020
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May 7, 2020 10:22am ET by Fifth Element PR