Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Queer Artist Johnny Manuel Drops Highly Anticipated 'Blue' EP and Premieres 'What Am I' Music Video


This week marks a significant moment in the career of the prolific queer artist, Johnny Manuel, as he releases his much-anticipated second EP, "Blue." To add to the excitement, Manuel is also treating his fans to the premiere of the music video for his latest single, "What Am I."

"Blue" serves as a compelling follow-up to Johnny's debut solo project, "Younger Skin." It signifies a sonic evolution for the artist, showcasing his growth and exploration within the music industry. When asked about the inspiration and personal connection behind this EP, Johnny Manuel had this to say: "With last year's 'Younger Skin' EP, I was mainly focused on telling my story and introducing my authentic self to the masses. But with 'Blue,' my focus was to hone in on the production and solidify a unique sonic direction for myself in the R&B landscape. I am proud of where I am now that I am on the other side of this project. Through the process of creating it, I understand myself more and more, and now this is just the beginning of my journey."

You can immerse yourself in the full "Blue" EP by streaming it [here](insert streaming link).

Johnny also sheds light on the musical influences that shaped the "Blue" EP, stating, "Introducing live drums and strings on nearly every song on 'Blue' has been a necessary part of my growth as an artist because it takes me back to my roots and to the artists who inspire me most like Tina Turner and Sade. I love hearing the depth of sound live instruments can bring to a song, especially when combined with a more modern production."