New Audio: JOVM Mainstays Blak Emoji Returns with a Slinky Synth-based Club Banger



Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site for a while, you’ll likely be familiar with the NYC-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren, a grizzled veteran of this city’s scene, who has been in a number of local and regionally known acts including Denise Barbarita and the Morning Papers, Pillow Theory and others. His latest project, Blak Emoji currently finds Warren collaborating with Sylvana Joyce (keytar), Bryan Percival (bass, keys) and Max Tholenaar-Maples (drums) and the act’s latest single “Another Club Night,” off the full-length debut that they’re finishing work on will further Warren and company’s growing reputation for crafting dance floor friendly pop centered around slinky synths, a sinuous bass line, four-on-the-floor drumming , thumping beats and an anthemic hook. Sonically speaking, the track finds the act’s sound recalling the likes of contemporary synth funk acts like Boulevards.

As Warren told me about the song via email, “It feels like a summer dance song to me or a song you play before you’re heading out for the night. Like a pre-game party track. It’s just a fun tune about the highs and lows of club life. Hanging out at night with friends and/or lovers is usually a blast and what we live for on the weekend but staying at home with a love one can be fun too. Of course the home front is a safer, more intimate environment. I had the synth melody as an idea for awhile but it took a few months to come up with a structure, lyrics and the right feel.”