Photo of Michael Blume by Kyle Picha
Harlem music maker Michael Blume has delivered his infectious debut single "Manufactured Love," a delicate, carefully crafted three-minute gem.
The spellbinding cut is a fusion of Blume's supple vocals with woozy instrumentation and producer Brady Watt's (Joey Bada$$, Melanie Fiona) beaming layers of mastery.
Blume graduated from Yale in 2013, but he ended up moving to New York and pursuing music. He's since been working with Watt and performing in the region, with "Manufactured Love" serving as a preview of what's to come.
Listen to "Manufactured Love" below (via Okayplayer) and stay tuned for more from Michael Blume.
(Editor's note: I actually had the opportunity to hear the track several weeks prior to its release and I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye on this guy.)