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Harleighblu – Sittin’ By The Window

Nottingham resident Harleighblu has been involved in music from a very young age. Growing up surrounded by her Mum’s record collection – a treasure trove of the best soul and rare grooves – she kindled her interest in music by emulating each of the singers she heard. She started songwriting at the tender age of 7 at a community recording studio, and began entertaining school friends with impromptu performances at break times. With an obvious talent, Harleighblu was entered into and won a number of local talent competitions, the prizes of which helped kit her out with all the musical equipment a young girl could need. Now, 13 years on, Harleighblu is preparing to unveil her debut album.Harleighblu’s drive, belief and passion for creative exploration has seen her naturally develop into one of the UK’s most promising young artists. From the age of 12 she started working with a number of producers, however it was meeting Birmingham based Dino Nisbett and his co-producer Andre Bassing that really gave rise to the next development in her musical journey. Through Nisbett and Bassing she was introduced to Dennis Seaton, lead singer of the Grammy nominated band Musical Youth, which gave her the chance to not only provide backing vocals for the reunited band, but also to put together her own live band and start performing the local circuit.After working on a collaborative album, songwriting and gigging, it was the loss of her beloved Granddad that made her re-evaluate her musical life. Still only 17 and with a new found determination Harleighblu set out to find the right producer that could give her the sound she truly wanted.On meeting her now producer Joe Buhdha, Harleighblu says, “We seemed to knock out song after song at a crazy work rate and I finally felt I was creating songs I wanted to create”. With a new direction and a shed load of new material she stepped out into the gigging circuit once again, this time taking in local venues, numerous festivals and supporting roles for Liam Bailey and Natalie Duncan. Thanks to these performances and early support from Rodney P and MistaJam, as well as BBC Introducing, the buzz around Harleighblu has already started. She signed to Tru Thoughts in late 2012, and her debut album is due October 2013.

Harleighblu – Sittin’ By The Window

Following a staggering amount of support on BBC 1xtra, Harleighblu’s new single ‘Sittin’ By The Window’ is out now. It features a new version of the popular album cut featuring a guest verse from Klashnekoff, as well as remixes from The Last Skeptik, Seyr and Lost Midas. A gifted and generous live performer, and a true grafter, Harleighblu has followed in the footsteps of peers including Jake Bugg and Liam Bailey to rise through the thriving local scene onto the national stage. Her distinctive style – deep, hip-hop inflected soul with a modern freshness, bags of personality and lyrical dexterity – has seen her championed by everyone from BBC Introducing to Echoes Magazine, who snapped her up for a cover feature. This adds to 200k+ YouTube hits; acclaim in a diverse range of media including Q, Clash, DJ Mag, AfroPunk, Earmilk, Artrocker and USA Today; props from Trevor Nelson, MistaJam, Target, Don Letts, Nemone, Huey Morgan, John Kennedy, Mr Scruff, Harry Shearer, Craig Charles and Chase & Status; and radio sessions including XFM X-Posure, The Selector and MistaJam’s Xmas Party Best Of 2013 show.

Harleighblu – Sittin’ By The Window Lyrics:
How deep’s your love, how deep’s your love for me?
Flowers they’re amazing, you and me? we’re working.
Think of me, I’m not joking. I think of you, we do this thing.
How deep’s your love, (how deep) how deep’s your love for me? (how deep)
We could just be, just us, you and me,
just there pleasantly, doing what we usually do…
Yeah yeah. How deep’s your love, (how deep is your love) how deep’s your love for me?
Hands held so tight, think we fit we’re just right, battlin’ together,
although we fight. Until we make up at the end of the night…
(interlude)
How deep’s your love, how deep’s your love for me?
How deep’s your love, how deep’s your love for me?
How deep’s your love, how deep’s your love for me?
Harleighblu Sittin By The Window

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