Neoclassical Piano Renegade and Culture Creator BLKBOK Unveils His Sophomore Album ‘9’
Posted By: Elynor Moss on September 25, 2023 |
Monday, September 25 – BLKBOK (pronounced ‘Black Bach’), the piano renegade hailing from Detroit's West Side, presents his sophomore album '9' today, available viaicons+giants/downtown. This profound body of work showcases BLKBOK's remarkable evolution as an artist, drawing inspirational compositions from his unique blend of classical piano training and a lifelong love for hip-hop culture to create his disruptive neoclassical sound. Through rich instrumental storytelling and spoken word vignettes narrated by life coach Dr. Felicia Thomas, ‘9’ allows listeners to experience classical music infused with an inclusive Black perspective.
Over the past few years, BLKBOK spent extended amounts of time in Florida and Georgia visiting family and friends. Like many navigating a polarized America, he went through culture shock not being able to see eye-to-eye even with those he loves, and repeatedly witnessing the stark realities of racism, oppression and close-mindedness. While these low moments occupied his thoughts, BLKBOK found a life vest in elevated moments of Black Excellence, like the inspiringly resilient RowVaughn Wells, Wanda Jones and Gwen Knight, and Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas’ public apology to one another.
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