Song of the Day: Russian Roulette – Sub Blue (ft. Incisive & Caleb Femi)

SUB BLUE continues to offer a fresh take on chilled out, alternative introspective R&B with single ‘Russian Roulette’.

Already championed by a diverse set of influential platforms ranging from Complex to BBC 1Xtra to Spotify, as well as amassing over half a million streams on his first few single releases, Sub Blue teases his die-hard fans with his first single of the year, ahead of his forthcoming project ‘Wilfully Blind’.

Featuring West London rapper Incisive acclaimed poet Caleb Femi, and produced by fellow Liverpudlian and long-time collaborator XamVolo, ‘Russian Roulette’ offers another cautionary tale, directly following on from previous release, ‘Think We’re Fine’.

Produced by Concrete Films and directed and conceptualised by Liam Broughton of The Playmaker Group, The visual for ‘Russian Roulette’ plays into this message, examining drug culture and self-destruction.

Check it out below…

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New Track: Think We’re Fine – Sub Blue (ft Manga Saint Hilare)


NEW LEASE MUSIC regular and favourite SUB BLUE hooks up with his favourite MC, Manga Saint Hilare and brings something a little different to the table with brand new single ‘Think We’re Fine.

The promising soul newcomer exchanges his melancholic take on soulful R&B for a mid-tempo combo of hip-hop/R&B. SUB BLUE‘s vocal instrument injects a summery nineties vibe (think Usher), whereas Saint Hilare, vibrantly spits over the laid back bars.

Speaking of his latest release, SUB BLUE says: “Think We’re Fine’ is about how we live our lives carefree; spending money, doing whatever it is we want – without worrying about consequence or seeming not to. This is often glorified publicly making it so easy to bask in the glory of it. But behind all that, we are all fighting our own battles that not everyone knows about.

For the artwork, I used an image of Mac Miller, who I felt perfectly personified the emotion of the record to me. I am a big fan of his music but I think that tragedy, like many others, reflects the duality of celebrated recklessness and internal pain vs external perceptions.” 

‘Think We’re Fine’ is the lead single from his forthcoming project, ‘Wilfully Blind’.

New Music Video: Take A Picture – Sub Blue

UK Alt-R&B phenom, SUB BLUE, releases the music video for new single ‘Take a Picture’ produced by acclaimed U.S producers A.V & Sir Dylan.

The three-minute production finds the youngster speaking about the ills of selfie and social media culture as well as narcissism over smooth mid—tempo electronic R&B production.

Check out this uber cool video for a slick single…

New Track: Take A Picture – Sub Blue

SUB BLUE rocks up to today’s spotlight and delivers new single entitled ‘Take A Picture.’

Rocking a seriously chilled R&B vibe, the youngster’s newest material covers the ills of selfie and social media culture as well as narcissism.

“It’s an exploration of the ills of social media, selfie nation and living a superficial lifestyle ”, SUB BLUE says,“It’s as though if there’s no picture or proof online, it didn’t happen. And people will do anything to chase those cyber likes…even if it means representing themselves and their lives in an exaggerated way. I’m in this every day so I wanted to do my own take on it as I feel these are real issues we are dealing with.”

‘Take A Picture’ was produced by acclaimed emerging producers A.V & Sir Dylan during a recent studio run while SUB BLUE was in L.A. The two California-based producers – who between them have worked with the likes of Frank Ocean, Solange, The Weekend and many more – found a true creative vibe with the kid from North-West UK.

Time to check out ‘Take A Picture’…

New Music Video: Teen No More – Sub Blue

SUB BLUE, shares another slice of his life with ‘Teen No More’, produced by acclaimed US producers A.V and Sir Dylan

‘Teen No More’ features minimalist electronic R&B production topped with emotive vocals by the young  Alt-R&B prospect, as he explores the issues of growing into early ‘adulthood’ and everything that brings with it.

Speaking of his latest release, SUB BLUE said: “I wrote ‘Teen No More’ about the fear of growing up and having to accept full responsibility for everything we do. [As teens] We often live our life not really thinking or knowing what can happen next but we have the confidence to know we are going to make things happen. That’s the kind of theme here”

Taking his name from his self-described style of music, “suburban blues”, Sub Blue offers a fresh take on chilled out, alternative introspective R&B. The visuals for his past effort, ‘Hype Like Supreme.’ was named Music Video of the Month back in January by NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Check out the video for ‘Teen No More’.