Black Atlass Releases New Album "Pain & Pleasure"
Critically acclaimed Canadian alternative R&B troubadour Black Atlass has released his new album Pain & Pleasure today.
Get it HERE via XO/Republic Records.
Preceded by the title track and first single “Pain & Pleasure,” the album includes eight anthems from the enigmatic and engaging artist. Opener “Something Real” dips from sparse production into shimmering synths elevating his fiery falsetto into focus as he croons the invitation, “Baby let’s take a ride.” Elsewhere, orchestral strings resound over the seductive slow grind of “Fantasy” as well as the nocturnal “Shadows,” while “My Life” concludes this ride with jazzy keys, glitchy percussion, and more climactic vocal fireworks.
Check out the full tracklisting below!
Quietly generating buzz, “Pain & Pleasure” is quickly nearing 1 million Spotify streams as his the Fifty Shades Freed Soundtrack with Jessie Reyez, “Sacrifice” just exceeded 10 million.
Long before he linked up with game-changers XO, Black Atlass first emerged in 2013 with his debut single “Paris.” Transporting listeners to a hypnotic musical destination (conjured from his bedroom in Canada), he cast a quiet spell over music fans and gatekeepers alike. As his songs racked up millions of streams, he would be embraced by the fashion world. Louis Vuitton scored an exhibit with his music as another song soundtracked a Saint Laurent men’s fragrance ad. Alexander Wang even placed him alongside Kylie Jenner, Vince Staples, Zoe Kravitz, and Lexi Boling in a high-profile campaign. He personally produced his 2016 full-length Haunted Paradise and embedded himself in the thoughts and hearts of listeners everywhere. Signed by his idol The Weeknd and often thinking “What would my favorite film directors do?”, Black Atlass stands poised to bring R&B to another dimension in 2018.
- “Something Real”
- “Pain & Pleasure”
- “Kinda Like It”
- “If Only They Knew”
- “My Life”