With “Haunted Paradise” and “Tonight” still buzzing, Black Atlass completes his trilogy of unique, bewitching singles on Fool’s Gold by dropping the pulsing new cut “Island Love.” Every BA track is a showcase for Alex Fleming’s otherworldly falsetto and emotive songwriting, but “Island Love” shows off an ambitious new side. Premeired on T Mag, minimal synths and a restrained (yet impossibly funky) rhythm track crash into an airborne, horn-driven hook that’s impossible to shake. “Don’t you hide away for too long…” This is Black Atlass at his biggest. Listen to “Island Love” here.
Black Atlass’ slinky, seductive single “Tonight” gets an equally alluring music video from acclaimed fashion photographer Kenneth Cappello. Conjuring a high-gloss world of vintage supermodel shoots, the classic B&W beach video vibes quickly turn hallucinatory, with Black Atlass’ yearning vocals soundtracking a Cronenberg-worthy body party. Even if tarantulas aren’t your turn on (yet), “Tonight” is a must-watch. Stay tuned for more from Black Atlass in the coming months.
Black Atlass continues his hot streak of new music on Fool’s Gold with the slinky creep of “Tonight.” Noisey premiered, the second in a trilogy of new singles from singer / producer Alex Fleming, “Tonight” is a showcase for this one-of-a-kind artist’s expansive palette. While late summer single “Haunted Paradise” was awash in guitar reverb and dreamy, impressionistic vocals, “Tonight” is all business: a stripped-down synth bass, pulsating kick, and Fleming’s unearthly falsetto conjoined somewhere between modern R&B and icy, drum machine-driven new wave. “Baby, tonight I wanna fall in love with you” has never been a more seductive threat. Listen to “Tonight” now!
Premiered on Billboard, Black Atlass’ unique and delicate “Haunted Paradise” now has a beautiful, dreamlike music video courtesy of director Tyler Ross. By pairing the striking voice of Alex Fleming (the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Black Atlass) with an equally indelible visual, the “Haunted Paradise” clip creates it’s own hazy kind of magic. This is the first in a trilogy of new singles from Fleming, with more to follow in the coming months on Fool’s Gold. Listen to “Haunted Paradise” and stay tuned for more from Black Atlass!
Black Atlass is quite literally the only artist on earth to soundtrack Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent ads while featuring on Action Bronson songs. This diverse appeal is a testament to the captivating voice of Alex Fleming, the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and who created Black Atlass as a vehicle for his unique vocals, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and experimental production techniques.
Following the well-received “Paris” single and Young Bloods EP (the latter a personal favorite of visionary director Woodkid, who created mind-bending visuals for single “Jewels” featuring Fleming and supermodel Anja Rubik) and this spring’s free Jaderelease, “Haunted Paradise” is the first of three new Black Atlass singles on Fool’s Gold, which will later be accompanied by a series of self-published zines featuring original work from Fleming himself.
The song made its world premier this Saturday on Jaden Smith’s MSFTS FREQUENCY Beats 1 show, awash in stark guitar riffs and dubby reverb. The moody beauty of “Haunted Paradise” sets the stage for a new creative phase of Black Atlass, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s working on next… download “Haunted Paradise” on iTunes or stream on Spotify now.
The moody beauty of Black Atlass’ Young Bloods EP standout “Jewels” gets a truly next-level video treatment from Woodkid, premiered today via The FADER. The clip features Black Atlass and supermodel Anja Rubik interacting in a surreal and completely artificial environment built frame-by-frame by the director. “The reality pictured in this video only exists in the computer I used to create the piece,” says Woodkid. “It’s fascinating and alienating too.” Watch it now and get the Young Bloods EP on iTunes.
Party Supplies burst out of the gate swinging with the one-two punch of debut album Tough Love and the beloved Blue Chips mixtapes, establishing a signature sound that mixes woozy classic rock chops with head-nodding MPC hip-hop like none other. They ride that vibe even further into the sunset on jammy new song “The Light In The Addict,” featuring guest vocals from Blue Chips collaborator Action Bronson and PS’ label mate Black Atlass. You can hear the collaboration exclusively on SoundCloud courtesy of Sonos.
The Montreal crooner Black Atlass released a new demo entitled “Beauty Queen”, an a stripped down acoustic number that showcases his raspy voice and songwriter side. This is only one side of Black Atlass’ unforgettable voice, buy his Young Bloods EP on iTunes to hear the handclap funk sounds of “Blossoms” and primal howls of “Jewels”. Be on the look out for more new music from Black Atlass coming soon!
Tacos, tequila, tinnitus… SXSW traditions run deep! But fans in the know look forward to the annual Fool’s Gold bash more than anything else. It’s not a showcase, it’s a party! For this year’s edition, we’ve got the debut live performance of Low Pros (aka A-Trak and Lex Luger) with crazy special guests including Migos, Travi$ Scott, and Que, 100s, Black Atlass, Nick Catchdubs, gLAdiator, World’s Fair, Treasure Fingers, GrandeMarshall, DaVinci & Sweet Valley, Smalltown DJs and more. It all goes down on Friday, 3/14 at Empire Garage (606 E. 7th St) in Austin, TX as part of the Austin Party Weekend series of trailblazing label showcases. The Fool’s Gold party is free with SXSW badge, and there will be limited $10 tickets available at the door. Check austinpartyweekend.com for all the info, and we’ll see you there!