Jelani Blackman releases the first single “Feel The Same” taken from his debut album The Heart Of It.
Jelani Blackman is one of the most unique voices in the crowded UK rap space. Someone who has successfully carved out his own lane over the last decade picking up co-signs from Fraser T Smith, and working with the likes of Ghetts, Burna Boy and The Gorrilaz. It’s difficult to categorise the music he’s making, but Jelani himself has dubbed it afro-indie-electro-rap.
Speaking on the new single he says: “It’s a reflection of the times we’re in. It’s like a lost relationship, when you know the best part is over, and you’re hanging onto what’s left, trying to find the love and purpose of things. It’s always the same cycle, except the changing of this relationship is also about reconciling with loss of the innocence we had before covid, Brexit and the reality of getting older in ideological and economic chaos.”