If you keep up with my blog, you're probably like "why the hell are you doing the same person" BUT I actually got to sit down with him! Not only did I get some details on his new album (and get to see a kickass show at UNF-shout out), but Blackbear is literally the nicest person alive. I'm going to be honest, I was a little nervous to interview him; he has so much energy and personality on stage, so I figured he would be intimidating. Instead, he is the most genuine, down to earth person. He hung out with the volunteers from the show and even after killing the stage, made time to sit with me.
Recently, he deleted everything from his Instagram. He went from almost 900 pictures to 3 and a bio that only says "ANONYMOUS 2.14". So naturally I was like wtf happened. For those curious (I know I was), he archived them. And had to do them one at a time. Two hours later, he's got a clean instagram. February 14th is the 3 year anniversary date of his first album "Dead Roses". He keeps the same release dates for his music: his birthday (November 27), 4/20, and Valentine's Day. "Anonymous" is the title of the new album and it will be released on all music platforms- so look out for that on the iHeartRadio website and app. So far from the album, he has released a single called "The 1" and it's dope.
After I got the juicy album details, Blackbear was still down to hang out. I got to tell him how amazing he was at Lollapalooza and learned that it was actually his first performance back from a 3 month health cleanse. Much like Lolla, his setlist was incredible. He did "anxiety", "dirty laundry", "i miss the old u", "chateau", "idwk", "make daddy proud", "bright pink tims", "gucci linen", "up in this" and of course "do re mi". There was something for everyone in the set-the crowd loved it. UNF left a t-shirt canon in his dressing room which he of course made good use of. Did you guys know you can shoot anything out of there? Including McDonalds cheeseburgers. Yep. You read that right.
We also briefly discussed our shared love for Pornhub. He's hosting their awards this year and even performing. September 6th! So watch out for that...just not at work.
I am so hype for this new album and you should be too. I'll be sure to keep you guys updated as he releases singles and definitely let you know when he's coming back down.
And as always, if you have any cool new music, feel free to send it. I'm everywhere @stuckwithmel