East Coast Rocker

We’re not ready to go back to work or stop playing with the new toys. So, that being the case, we are spinning some “Holiday Vinyl” by the singer Blakeley.

Blakeley brings us a very cool song with a retro feel to it, that could fit into any playlist.  Blakeley’s voice is a raspy and seductive conduit through which the listener can see a snowy New York City Christmas in the 1970s.

http://eastcoastrocker.com/2018/01/04/blakeley-makes-us-long-holiday-spirit-new-song/

Vents Magazine

Just like the movie, “Bad Santa”, it showed us the other side of Christmas that ends up being just like everyone else’s Christmas, with a slight twist. Blakeley allows us to enter in her very own Winter Wonderland to show the world that Christmas is not just a one-size-fits-all ordeal that everyone should follow. No; Christmas, just like any general quote or movie states, is within you. Surround yourself with your own Christmas cheer. Listen to Blakeley’s “Holiday Vinyl” and dream your Winter Wonderland however way you want to.

http://ventsmagazine.com/2017/12/31/single-review-holiday-vinyl-blakeley/

We Sound Strange

What do the holidays mean to you? Well, for Blakely, it means being soaked in boozed, drowned in snow, and purring out her vocals for all those who want some holiday cheer. Blakeley’s “Holiday Vinyl” is the Christmas song that reminds everyone of a little place called home; the sweet silent night that turns your home into a Winter Wonderland. Now, of course we say this with a sense of vague interpretation because we each have our own Winter Wonderland that we like to dream about. For Blakely, it comes after downing a half cup of Jack Daniels and being able to sing her lungs out with the Christmas spirit. The song sparks a beautiful tension between the immaculate city adorned with ornaments, and a private loneliness that vacillates between love, neediness, and alcohol drenched desire. The song’s slow, languid guitar and Blakeley’s sonorous voice bring us the only authentic holiday song of 2017.

https://wesoundstrange.wordpress.com/2017/12/24/blakely-is-back-in-time-for-the-holidays-with-holiday-vinyl/

Populove

What do the holidays mean to you? Well, for Blakely, it means being soaked in boozed, drowned in snow, and purring out her vocals for all those who want some holiday cheer. Blakeley’s “Holiday Vinyl” is the Christmas song that reminds everyone of a little place called home; the sweet silent night that turns your home into a Winter Wonderland. Now, of course we say this with a sense of vague interpretation because we each have our own Winter Wonderland that we like to dream about. For Blakely, it comes after downing a half cup of Jack Daniels and being able to sing her lungs out with the Christmas spirit. The song sparks a beautiful tension between the immaculate city adorned with ornaments, and a private loneliness that vacillates between love, neediness, and alcohol drenched desire. The song’s slow, languid guitar and Blakeley’s sonorous voice bring us the only authentic holiday song of 2017.

http://populove.net/blakely-spawns-holiday-vinyl-new-year/

Substream

Brooklyn songstress Blakely is here with a new song just in time for the holidaze. Rather than a traditional Christmas song cover, as we’ve no doubt been inundated with this season, Blakely has delivered an original in “Holiday Vinyl” (that would no doubt sound great on wax) with a more somber, intoxicated tone reminiscent of something Lana Del Rey might do. It’s a welcomed detour from the typical holiday radio fodder that’s usually tethered to our minds well into the new year.

https://substreammagazine.com/2017/12/blakely-conjures-christmastime-original-holiday-vinyl/

The Huffington Post

Blakeley just dropped a new single, called “Holiday Vinyl.” And it’s not your usual sugary, namby-pamby Christmas song. “Holiday Vinyl” is the real McCoy, displaying the other side of Christmas, the authentic reality of the holiday as experienced by myriads of people. Her previous single, “Caffeine & Nicotine,” is the real deal, pulsing with dynamic potency and catchy lyrics, while “Holiday Vinyl” presents another facet of Blakeley’s musical ability.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/music-review-holiday-vinyl-blakeley-displays-her_us_5a3c41bde4b06cd2bd03d964

We All Want Someone

While Christmas themed without a doubt, the track works because it also has this singular, nostalgic quality that allows it to really stand out on her own, almost reminding a bit of the early pre-fame work from Lana Del Rey. It’s a lovely vision from the singer that comes fully realized and honestly a nice change of pace from the overplayed Christmas classics that we are hit over the head with every December.

http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/2017/12/28/blakeley-holiday-vinyl/

Big Takeover

Blakeley is a chameleon-like songstress whose bold crossover compositions merge elements of folk, EDM, and rockabilly pop into tracks that sound like a marriage between confessional poetry, deep house, and effervescent guitar twanging, all of which guide her cutting voice as she probes the absurdity of topics as diverse as Edward Albee plays and online dating.

http://bigtakeover.com/news/song-premiere-holiday-vinyl-by-blakeley

From Girl To Girl

What we like about Blakeley’s ‘Holiday Vinyl’ is the beautiful tension between the immaculate city adorned with ornaments, and a private loneliness that vacillates between love, neediness, and alcohol drenched desire. If you appreciate slow, languid guitar ballads, you will appreciate Blakely’s song and sonorous voice. Let us know what you think about the song and music video:

http://www.fromgirltogirl.com/christmas-music-blakeleys-single-holiday-vinyl/

Amazon

A raw and emotional holiday song, Blakeley mixes booze with snow and heartache to make a Christmas track that is honest. I loved the sounds of the bells in this song, giving it that old time Christmas feel. But the lyrics, they are truly what makes this song something you need to listen to this holiday season.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3FNGP8TWKDMQZ?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

Side Stage Magazine

If you’re looking for an honest song about loneliness and heartache this holiday season, this might be the song for you. It comes with the bells you’d expect to hear in a Christmas song, minus the wonderland cheer. Names are dropped, as are titles of a vintage Christmas song or two. The song talks about dancing with a lover and kissing a lover, but it still has that sad feeling of vulnerability and loneliness during the holidays. It’s definitely an emotional song.

http://www.sidestagemagazine.com/blakeleys-single-holiday-vinyl/

Essentially Pop

‘Holiday Vinyl’ from Brooklyn’s Blakeley is a languid love song about loss and longing sung while holding tightly to a bottle of Jack Daniels. It’s not your traditional Christmas song by any means, it’s the sort of Christmas song sung by someone who’s seen the other side, the down side, the dark side. ‘Holiday Vinyl’ is sad and raw with only the jingling bells (plus a few references to Christmas) which pin it down to any particular season.

https://essentiallypop.com/epop/2017/12/blakeley-holiday-vinyl/

Now Hear This

According to her bio, Blakeley lives in Brooklyn, loves Bernie Sanders, and has cleaned toilets for $50 a day.

She's also a singer-songwriter that draws inspiration from fairly diverse places. EDM? Check. Rockabilly? Check. Folk? Check. 

She has a new single called "Holiday Vinyl" out and it's just in time to celebrate! I'm sure this is gonna be a really upbeat affair that celebrates Santa, holly, elves, and all that other amazing Christmastime shit that people adore! I love good-time holiday music!

https://www.nowhearthismusic.net/single-post/2017/12/21/Now-Hear-This-Holiday-Vinyl-single---Blakeley