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BLACKBEAR RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘ANONYMOUS’

NORTH AMERICAN DEAD 2 THE WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH

 

 

26 APRIL 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Today marks the release of ANONYMOUS, the fifth album from singer/songwriter/producer blackbear. Released via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, ANONYMOUS finds blackbear bringing a new level of vulnerability and truth-telling to his hedonistic brand of alt-R&B.

 

“There were hints in my earlier albums of who I really was, but I had a wall up,” says the Daytona Beach, Florida-bred artist. “The wall’s been torn down for ANONYMOUS. I’m calling it that because I want to take the ego out of the process. I wanted to make a human album, by a real person, not hide behind the character of this sad ‘blackbear’ guy.” 

 

Listen to ANONYMOUS by blackbear here: blackbear.lnk.to/BBanonymous

 

The follow-up to his 2017 album cybersexANONYMOUS continues to showcase blackbear as an effortless songwriter with a keen ear for melody, a knack for distilling complicated ideas into tight lyrical spaces, and a relentless perfectionist who prizes technical excellence as a producer and mixer.

 

As a visual accompaniment to ANONYMOUS, blackbear will soon release a three-part mini-movie featuring videos for the previously released singles “SWEAR TO GOD,” “DEAD TO ME,” and “HATE MY GUTS.” Directed byAidan Cullen — the 19-year-old photographer/filmmaker known for shooting the Converse x JW Anderson campaign at age 15 and for creating videos for artists like Omar Apollo — the narrative short film explores the power struggles inherent in blackbear’s relationships with women.

 

Track listing for ANONYMOUS by blackbear:

 

  1. PINK ROLEX
  2. HATE MY GUTS
  3. DRUG DEALER
  4. SWEAR TO GOD
  5. MAKE A MESS
  6. SICK OF IT ALL
  7. CHANGES
  8. HIGH1X
  9. DOWN
  10. BURNT AF
  11. HEARTBROKEN
  12. 1 SIDED LOVE
  13. LOSING YOU
  14. ITS ALL GONNA BURN
  15. DEAD BALLOONS
  16. TOO CLOSE
  17. DEAD TO ME
  18. NYLA

 

blackbear has also just announced dates for his upcoming dead 2 the world tour, featuring Elohim as support. Kicking off on May 16 in Vancouver, the North American headline run continues through June 23 in Las Vegas. In addition, blackbear will appear at Bonanza Campout & Music FestivalMoonrise Festival, and Breakaway Music Festival later this year.

 

DEAD 2 THE WORLD TOUR DATES:

 

5/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater

5/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

5/19 – San Francisco,  CA @ The Masonic

5/20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

5/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

5/23 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center

5/24 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater

5/25 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

5/26 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore

5/30 – Miami,  FL @ The Fillmore

5/31 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy

6/2 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center

6/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

6/6 – New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17

6/7 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

6/9 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel

6/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

6/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

6/15 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

6/16 – Milwaukee, WI @Riverside Theater

6/17 – Kansas City, MO. @ Uptown Theater

6/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live

6/21 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

6/22 – Helber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout & Music Festival

6/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

8/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Moonrise Festival

8/23 – Columbus, OH @ Breakaway Columbus

8/24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Breakaway Grand Rapids

 

ABOUT blackbear:

Born Matthew Musto, blackbear put out three independent albums (2015’s Deadroses and Help and 2017’s digital druglord) prior to cybersex. In addition, he released a self-titled album with his hip-hop duo mansionz in early 2017. Featured on the certified-gold digital druglord“do re mi” became blackbear’s first single to crack the Billboard Hot 100; the track has since gone double-platinum. A remix of “do re mi” featuring Gucci Mane was released in July 2017, and reached No. 5 at Rhythmic and No. 26 at Top 40 radio. Meanwhile, its video has racked up more than 102 million views on YouTube. Aside from his own prolific output of singles and EPs, blackbear has worked with the likes of Pharrell WilliamsNick JonasChildish GambinoLinkin Park, and — most notably — Justin Bieber, for whom he co-wrote the six-times-platinum single “Boyfriend.

 

Download press photos HERE.

(Photo credit: Sam Dameshek)

 

For more info on blackbear:

 

www.beartrap.la

www.twitter.com/iamblackbear

www.instagram.com/iamblackbear

www.facebook.com/iamblackbear

www.soundcloud.com/iamblackbear