The super up-tempo track, which Blakeley refers to as “electronic rockabilly”, is guitar-led and extremely catchy, with Blakeley extolling the virtues of drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes, while exploring subjects as diametrically opposed as Edward Albee plays, James Dean, and online dating.
Quintessentially Brooklyn in her subject matter and subversiveness, Blakeley’s latest single, and EP due out in the Winter of 2017 is sure to please anyone looking for something with teeth that isn’t oppressive or over the top.
With tongue in cheek, the single “Caffeine & Nicotine” calls to mind the bubblegum pop and surf rock of the early aughts as Blakeley extolls the virtues of those staples of alternative culture, coffee and cigarettes.
Blakeley’s latest single, “Caffeine & Nicotine” brings to light those staples of alternative culture, coffee and cigarettes, in a blues-drenched rhythmic number filled with moody guitars and a gritty groove. A soaring vocal vibe with a rockabilly-soaked pop sound, makes this infectious track greatly catchy.
It’s called “Caffeine & Nicotine” and the name fits the song’s grunge rock vibe. This is a new artist on our radar so listen up and you might discover a new rock project to have your ears on.
Quintessentially, in her subject matter and subversiveness, Blakeley’s latest single is sure to please anyone looking for something with teeth that isn’t oppressive or over the top.
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Pop artist Blakeley’s single, “Caffeine & Nicotine” is exactly what the doctor ordered. What a great way to grab people’s attention by using the two things humans can’t seem to live without. She’s banking on the addiction to both to cross over to her track, a desperate necessity to have them and a feeling of sickness when we don’t.
Brooklyn’s Blakeley continues to reinforce her artistic integrity. The amped whimsy of her latest single, “Caffeine & Nicotine,” from the upcoming EP of the same name, invites one to join her on a subversive journey; convention’s monotony is confronted. Her emphatic voice effectively melds with the rigorousinstrumentation. Sound becomes an adrenaline-drenched heart pumped by Blakeley’s vocal ability.
The single essentially encompasses the feeling of Brooklyn—a tongue in cheek call to alternative culture, coffee, and cigarettes. The track has bite to it, but not overwhelmingly so, and has quite an addicting sound.
There’s a little bite to the song. A bit of edge that you certainly would expect, and I hope that this is a steady occurence in the rest of her album. The guitar work is fantastic and definitely worth noting. It gives the song the push it needs without overshadowing any other component. Blakeley’s voice doesn’t get lost and it complements the music very well.
Pop star Blakeley has a single called “Caffeine & Nicotine,” out and it’s definitely worth a listen. The single has a bouncy variant of electronic rock and gritty thematic elements. If you enjoy bubblegum pop and surf rock, you’ll appreciate this track.
“Caffeine & Nictoine” is lit! The melody is cool and contagious, the rhythm pulses with flow and energy, and Blakely’s sassy voice imbues the lyrics with a waspish pungency that’s defiantly fun.
With one listen, Blakeley gives me a sweet and sour feel – like she could probably hold her own in a bar fight or sitting front row at a fashion show. A dedication to two of the world’s favorite vices, coffee and cigarettes – Blakeley makes it known to stand clear of her until she’s had her first cup of coffee and a smoke to go with it.
Hot off the press with an instantly palpable level of sass, Brooklyn songstress, Blakeley, gives the world a dose of her inspirited and soulfully nourished vibes throughout her new single, “Caffeine & Nicotine”.
Upon first listen “Caffeine & Nicotine” feels like punch in the face with Americana. Blakeley’s bouncy variant of “electronic rockabilly” belies her grittier thematic elements. Strapped with a powerful set of pipes and a sharp wit, Blakeley has the tools necessary to make quite a name for herself.
Walking the line between memorable pop hooks, folk rockin’ aesthetic and some in-your-face rockabilly vibes, Caffeine & Nicotine is a toe tappin, head noddin’, air guitar jammin’ tune. Once the song ends, you will walk away singing the hook over and over in your head…or out loud.