Exploding on to the scene with their banger-filled debut EP See Through All The Colours, BLESSED is the South East London-born duo we’ve had on near-constant rotation this summer. A kaleidoscopic mix of dancehall, R&B and pop, they’ve created a unique sonic landscape we really want to keep exploring.
Comprised of sisters Lauren and Georgia Morgan, BLESSED were recently signed to Island Records and have since dropped the Victor Kovachev-directed visuals for “My Yute”.
Get to know a little bit better and watch the visuals for “My Yute” below.
“See Through All The Colours” was the third and final track from your new EP. How would you describe it?
It has a tough edge to it but is also sassy, energetic and powerful.
It’s impossible to pigeonhole your music; it’s a real fusion of genres. How would you describe your sound?
Lauren: Its crazy how many people say that to us, as when we're creating our sound it just comes naturally.
Georgia: But if we had to describe it, it would have to be a blend of R&B, pop and a lot of island sounds influences.
The three tracks on the EP are all club-ready anthems. Where do you guys go when you want to have fun?
G: It’s all about the company. With the right group of people you really can go anywhere!
L: But around Shoreditch is always a good time!!
You were born in South-East London, has life in the city shaped your approach to making music?
G: The music industry is all very fast paced so you have to learn how to evolve quickly. I think you have to constantly be searching for new sounds or thinking of ways to be different yet relevant to create something great!
L: And it’s also great to constantly be around such diversity, talent and culture. There are so many talented people in south London and London in general.
You worked with photographer Victor Kovachev on the “My Yute” video, how important are the visuals to you?
L: Visuals are everythinggg to us and working with Victor was amazing! We think that a video should make you love the song more or even change your perception of the meaning behind the song. And we feel that we definitely did this with ‘My Yute’.
Growing up, who was in charge of the stereo? What kind of music were you listening to?
G: Neither of us, our dad was the stereo master! He was a big old school R&B fan so naturally we were too. But even from a young age I always loved pop music.
L: Haha we definitely did not share the same taste in music growing up, I was definitely listening to R&B in my room, whilst Georgia was blaring Mika in hers!
When did you guys start writing and performing together, is it something you’ve always done?
L: We always recorded dances and cover videos together for as long as we can remember, but as we grew older and got closer it all seemed to click and felt right to work together seriously.
G: We starting writing last June which has been such an amazing journey for us, learning who we are as artists.
Can we expect any live dates soon?
G: Definitely soon, but we now have a mailing list now, so for any updates on performances you should sign up!
What’s next for you?
L: We have so much more music coming out this year, that we can’t wait to share with everyone. Visuals too!
G: We’ve worked so hard and are constantly creating so we're just super excited for the journey thats ahead.
BLESSED's debut EP See Through All The Colours is out now, stream the record here.