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EP WHERE DREAMS GO TO DIE OUT 16TH SEPTEMBER
Bradford artist Blazer Boccle delivers social commentary via witty wordplay and playful production on new track ‘Boppin’, co-written by Blazer with producer Mattu. ‘Boppin’ is available globally now via NQ (Aitch, MIST, Mitch). Listen here.
Proudly hailing from West Yorkshire’s Bradford (the recently acclaimed City of Culture 2025), ‘Boppin’ sees the artist at his most confident, honing a signature sound that can only be recognised as Blazer Boccle. Unfiltered and effortless, Blazer splices quick-witted rap with a driving, creeping bassline and funky guitar riff outro; ever refusing to be pigeon-holed into a singular genre. Bringing the grit that forms from Northern English working class experiences, Blazer doesn’t shy away from his strong Bradford accent, bringing an extra layer of integrity and an undeniable authenticity to his music.
Of the track, Blazer comments: “‘Boppin’ is a song about the repetitive life of grafting [dealing drugs] and the stuff you encounter everyday. Not something your average person would experience but after a while these things become so normalised it’s almost funny. This song acts as a commentary for this lifestyle and the people that live it”
The track is accompanied by a brand new music video. Directed by Reece Selvadorai on location in Bradford, UK, the visual depicts Blazer’s mischievous relationship with the local police; a seemingly every-day encounter as part of the reality of life in his Northern town.
Upon the release of ‘Boppin’, Blazer announces his upcoming EP Where Dreams Go To Die, set for release 16th September 2022. “It’s about my relationships with people and where I’m from”, comments Blazer. “Where I’m from there’s a lot of death: car crashes, a lot of suicides, people on drugs, stabbings, a lot of shootings and people losing their lives to prison and menthal health struggles. It’s all fun and games when you’re young, parting, selling drugs, being with different women, but it all builds up and you come to the realisation of how it’s affecting those around you”. Where Dreams Go To Die sees Blazer get candid about his lifestyle and its consequences, channelling his struggles into music and to a fresh alternative rap space.
The EP will include ‘Boppin’ alongside previous offering ‘Undateables’, a hard-hitting rap track embedded with abrasive lyrics speaking the explicit truths of life growing up, and surviving, in the North of England. Listen/watch the powerful music video here.
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