If you were to assign a physical incarnation to a song, the latest track from Harleighblu would be fold upon fold of caramel.
Created with Jakarta producer Bluestaeb, the latest drop from the Nottingham-hailed soul singer, “Present,” is a slow-burning, sultry track, heavy on the bass and populated with her signature raspy vocals.
“This album is the most honest and most sexually free I have been in my songwriting and I think it is highlighted particularly on this song,” explains Harleighblu. “An old friend of mine tried very hard to sleep with my ex partner. This song breaks down in graphic detail my thoughts and feelings of that experience, had she been successful. I wanted it to be lyrically graphic in contrast to the smoothness of the music and voice… D’Angelo constantly does this with ease in my opinion. “Brown Sugar,” “Devils Pie,” “Shit Damn Motherfucker.” I wanted a version of that, from a woman’s perspective… I also wanted to highlight the fact that the woman almost always blames the other woman but not the man for this kind of betrayal. The chorus speaks of a present being the clue of giving away what had happened. Hence the title of the song.”
Listen to “Present” below…