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”. Undergoing turmoil and tragedy are experiences that Blakeley routinely overcomes as she lyrically makes it known with no shame that she clings to her vices that she unabashedly chooses to not live without.
Blakeley has crawled through the cobwebs of her life and mind to reach a state of headstrong acceptance of her strengths and weaknesses, and “Caffeine & Nicotine” is a track abounding with empowering messages that dive deep beyond the lyrics to highlight the importance of reaching the state of self-love that Blakeley feels within. Storming down the road less traveled, seeing through facades and throwing away the desire of experiencing the maddening bulldoze toward some fairytale notion that happiness is the be all and end all, Blakeley knows that life isn’t about pleasing others; it’s about pleasing yourself.
Although “Caffeine & Nicotine” gives the surface impression of being about two substances that Blakeley cannot live without, the underlying message is about refusing to put any and every precious day of your life on hold and ridding of the desire to impress others. Picture a bold woman on the edge of glory dressed in black leather from head to toe wandering down jam-packed streets with her head held high, a lit-up cigarette and her eye on her prize and you’ve got the ultimate package that is Blakeley.
Blakeley is steering her own way in the driver’s seat of her life. If you’re a fan of enigmatic, mysterious and grungy female musicians such as Poe, Courtney Love, PJ Harvey and Tori Amos, then check out what Blakeley has to offer and keep an eye out for her inevitable breakthrough.