Soul music originated in the African American community in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Rap music came out of New York City, and it invokes a vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular". These rhythmic vibes are not exactly what you'd expect coming out of Portland, Oregon. But Bleary is the real deal. He's a new age artist from Portland, OR who is creatively combining the elements of r&b, rap, and soul to deliver substantive lyrics with a melodic yet crunchy flow. His new album is entitled "Bad Days". The 9 song project delightfully showcases his skills as a lyricist and is filled with musical interludes that could fill an album without him uttering a word. Songs like Long Gone and I Tried standout for their creative, experimental sound.
"I got my head heavy, and I can't look back."
Bleary has been attracted to rap ever since he’s been able to understand flow, substance, and storytelling. His biggest musical influence is Tupac, for his ability to beautifully combine heart, substance, and flow. In a similar way, Bleary enjoys opening up to listeners about real-life events in which he’s been able to grow and implements them into his. After surviving a life-threatening experience, Bleary experienced a hard reset and motivation to take on music full-time.
Bleary continuously encourages his listeners to learn and grow from life's obstacles as they come, growing from them and continuing in their journey. On "Bad Days" he shares his heartfelt thoughts and feelings in a way that is sure to connect with many listeners. He's averaging more than 5K monthly listeners on Spotify, a testament to the work he's put in.
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