BILAL In Another Life Album Release
with DJ Adrian Younge
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St.,NYC | highlineballroom.com
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm
Buy Advance Tickets $30 – $65
Philadelphia born, Soul Singer, Bilal is one of the most dynamic artist of our time. Bilal is an eclectic–drawing from gospel, jazz, soul, blues, and hip-hop. Bilal made his major label debut with 2001’s First Born Second. The cd sold over 300,000 copies and announced that Bilal was an artist to watch. Bilal’s sophomore recording Love For Sale leaked to the internet before its official release and would enjoy over half a million downloads. 2010 saw Air Tight’s Revenge, which yielded the Grammy nominated “Little Ones”. In Feb 2013 Bilal released A Love Surreal, which has already garnered critical acclaim being named as one of “People Magazines” top ten albums of the year.
“In the pop world, Bilal is everywhere: He’s collaborated with everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake. And in his own music, he’s everywhere at once: leaping between soul, jazz and hip-hop without missing a beat.
His latest album, In Another Life, matches that musical agility in its subject matter. A ripped-from-the-headlines song like “Lunatic,” written in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, feels right at home next to the more fanciful “Satellite,” which takes the view of an alien intelligence returning to Earth after eons. But there’s one real constant uniting the new album’s sound: an old-school production style, right down to recording gear from the 1960s.”