Forest Blakk Announces Debut EP MINUTES

Forest Blakk Announces Debut EP MINUTES

Atlantic singer/songwriter Forest Blakk has announced his debut EP Minutes, out August 3rd and available for pre-order today along with new track "Tread Lightly." Deemed an "artist on the rise" by Billboard, Blakk's debut six-track collection also features previously released songs "Love Me" (which has accumulated over 10 million streams worldwide) and "Where I First Found You."

Blakk is set to hit the road this September supporting NEEDTOBREATHE for 15 dates along their North American tour, with more live dates to be announced soon.

Before Forest Blakk could sing about loss and love, he had to pull himself back from the brink. Raised by parents with a history of drug use, he has hair-raising tales of his childhood, including an assassination attempt on his father on the family's front stoop, rooms full of cash, and constant uprooting to places like Jamaica and Florida.

Blakk underwent a spiritual and physical transformation that enabled him to carve a new musical direction that he calls "urban folk," blending his identity as a city kid with his attraction to artists like Don Henley and Joe Cocker, whose soulfulness and emotionality resonate with him. Now he's the kind of nimble songwriter who etches new facets into the surfaces of tried and true terrain. His piano- and acoustic-driven songs are ballads about loss, whether it's letting go of someone you're still in love with (his debut single "Love Me") or physically losing someone through death; the reincarnation of love ("Where I First Found You"); or feeling love through lust. "It's not as simple as just putting words on paper for me," Blakk says. "It has to connect. Every single line in every song has to mean something."

Blakk is deeply invested in empowering others to be visible, especially those who feel invisible, as he did as a kid. That his songs are as open-hearted and hopeful as they are is a testament to his personal resilience.



September 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

September 5 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

September 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory

September 8 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

September 9 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

September 10 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater

September 12 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 14 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter

September 15 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field

September 16 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

September 18 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

September 19 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre

September 21 - San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

September 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

September 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre



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