Continuing to pioneer his unique sound, Jelani Blackman returns with his new track ‘Not You’ lifted from his forthcoming ‘5-8’ EP via Quality Time Recordings. Produced by Kwesi Darko, Staf & FRED, its dark sound, seamless production and soulful vocals are all the elements you would expect from this rising star.
‘Sometimes knowing who you are and what you want is blurry, all I know is that I’m Not You.’ Jelani Blackman
‘Not You’ marks a perfect re-introduction for Jelani. His first EP ‘1-4’ marked Jelani out as a one to watch. Twisted after-dark anthem ‘Twenty//Three’, racked up over 2 million streams on Spotify and garnered support from tastemakers across the board. Then came the mesmerising collaboration with ascendant production duo Sylas and ambient god Brian Eno on ‘Layer’.
With this second offering, Jelani will continue to release a track each month to form his forthcoming ‘5-8’ EP out later this year. His strong visual aesthetic is mirrored across the new release, with its dark and dreamy artwork from Travis Brothers who is known for his creative direction for Pusha T, Post Malone and Sam Gellaitry. He has also contributed to Kanye West’s creative content agency DONDA.