Seattle’s Che Blaq has brought a new innovative sound to the genre of R&B by combining the sounds of electro-pop, hip-hop, and vintage soul. What makes Che stand out amongst other upcoming R&B artists is his smooth, yet soulful and powerful voice, catchy and fresh melodies and edgy production.
Che’s debut album “Fearless” will be arriving in stores soon and promises to be filled with songs written, produced and arranged primarily by himself.
Aside from his solo endeavors, Che is one half of R&B duo, The ARq, along with Jay Dot, who recently released their second album “Untouchable 2.0”. He is also the CEO of HouseHold Entertainment/Island Hills Publishing.
Q: How would you describe your sound?
A: Electro-pop-soul. It’s a complex mixture of ambient undertones, heavy rhythmic patterns, and bright synths. Really emotional epic stuff.
Q: Who are your primary musical influences?
A: Sade, Sting, Seal, Daft Punk, Placebo, Donny Hathaway… I don’t really have a traditional ear for music. I try to keep an open palette.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish through your music?
A: I want to give a voice to the so called “different”. The people that don’t really fit in. The ones that seem to always get picked last. We all have a story…
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career thus far?
A: Being able to create something that the world has given so much love to. Doing what you love to do for a living is truly a blessing.
Q: If you weren’t singing, what would be be doing?
A: I’d probably be a wrestling promoter…lol. I’m such a fan!
Q: Guilty Pleasures?
A: Krusteaz DIY chocolate chip cookies, anything Batman, and scary movies.
Q: Fave TV show/cartoon?
A: Fringe, Law & Order SVU, Spongebob, and Kid vs. Kat
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson…lol
Q: Biggest Pet Peeve?
A: Being late.
Q: Anything you’d like to add about yourself in two or less sentences?
A: If you see me online, scream at me. I’m a pretty easy going guy.
Look out for Fearless later this year.