HUE BLANES performs the song "THE CAPTAIN AND THE SEA" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY CASSIE WALKER
Hue Blanes is not a man afraid of his feelings.
Socially awkward, bleak, wry, and personal. Hue Blanes’ first solo album, Sad Songs Make Me Happy, is an exploration of simple things and hopeless situations. Featuring honest and unglamorous cover art, it’s a remarkable solo debut in stripped back piano, bass and drums.
Hue wrote the album cycling between his home in Brunwick, and his mother’s house in Blackburn. In his own words, this album ‘captures uncertainty’.
He has a broad range of musical traditions at his disposal, and they’ve all had a hand in Hue’s song-writing. Sad Songs Make Me Happy is a unique collection from an original composer, ranging between avant garde pop, cautionary ballads, pre-dancehall waltz, and uptempo, lyrical, jazz.
Sad Songs Make Me Happy is a punch to the heart of the human condition; the longing for something more. There are no standard love songs in this restrained, existential collection, but Ann-Marie is maybe the best break-up song of all time. These songs are noble and sweet, bright and sad, a philosophical dance on the fear of missing out.
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