BLAZAR is a collective of top producers, artists, and writers collaborating with Artist/Producer Jerad Finck. “I wanted to make a record old school, really developing the songs bar by bar, with all of the coolest cats and producers I’ve met over the years in something entirely new, a collaborative effort of rad people with creative freedom. This has been dream of mine to do, and over the last couple years I have been working on this”.
Songs on BLAZAR are by Jerad Finck and include collabs with power produce/writer Steven Solomon (Wrote Jame’s Arthurs Hit “Say You won’t Let Go”), Denny White (Tiesto, The Fray), Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Collective Soul), Troy Welstadt (Pink), Jay Condiotti (Next Top Model, ScoreKeepers Composer), Hans Dekline *Grammy Winning Mastering Engineer), Jake Newton (Sleeping Wolf), David Filice (Run DMC), DAXSEN (Tiesto).
Jerad Finck has been touring and making a living as an Indie Artist for a few years now. his last single as “Jerad Finck” sold 57,000 copiers and debuted on Billboard. From all of that he signed a label deal with AntiFragile Records under Tom Sarig, and he was offered the chance to do what he wanted. He created BLAZAR, with all of his friends.
As BLAZAR, they completed a full album and this is the first single off of it. In their own words, their sound is kind of Gorillaz meets Duran Duran meets the Killers meets Michael Jackson.
BLAZAR had booked LeeStock in the UK which is a pretty huge festival this summer as their debut gig, but COVID cancelled their plans. their song “Better’ became the big launch track for the app music game FPM SURF. BLAZAR in general are huge gamers so there will be a lot of crossover with their material and music vids with the gaming community.
One favorable review said “BLAZAR consistently delivers pop magic that lives on the border between electronic, retro-synth, and commercial pop sensibilities”. –Chillfltr
The Static Dive BLAZAR strikes again with another addictive and creative new single. This time around, the alternative energy stands taller than ever, taking tips from mainstream pop as much so as organic, instrumental funk and electronic rock. Rather than try to pigeon-hole Better by using genre labels though, this music is about the artist and the songwriting. BLAZAR has crafted a fascinating, refreshing and quickly energizing release, progressing uniquely from a spacious, intriguing verse, to a hard-hitting, bright and optimistic hook, which showcases not only melodic evolution but an entire re-working of the soundscape. Without a doubt, a personal favorite from BLAZAR to date. That hook is immense, the seductive rising melody, those unexpected notes that still manage to satisfy and engage – it’s a memorable, uplifting and cool moment, which follows a series of fairly alternative, creative instances during the verse.
Everything resolves perfectly, intrigue is followed by answers, and then when you revisit the song, the entire structure, passion and positivity of it shine with unquestionable brightness. Impeccable writing, infectious and impressive, with more than a few production traits that really help further the recognizable identity of the artist.
“This single marks the first of BLAZAR’s self-produced label releases, a huge leap to take for an indie artist, but the results speak volumes on behalf of dedication and skill alike” -Stereo Stickman
BLAZAR is self-Produced and Mixed. It was Mastered by Hans Dekline. Better is a simple track about just being tired of mundane mediocrity, about needing something better, about knowing there is something better out there, and knowing you can have it.
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