BLUEfiveone’s influences range from legendary rock/pop artists to the most iconic figures in hip-hop culture. If you had to define his sound you would have to imagine The Roots rapping over a Rage Against the Machine song made by Frank Ocean. Although his sound is refreshing, the most meaningful aspect behind BLUEfiveone is his concept. COLORlife, the action of personifying oneself as a color, which is a philosophical term coined during his previous band. BLUE has simplified himself from the complexities of societal identity by becoming a color. Defined only by the color in his closets, BLUE has a niche for meaningful lyrics and a sound that defies the norms of popular music. Trekking around his area, now known as the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia), he has spread his music and mythology while sharing the stage with local acts whose genres range from Rock and Reggae to Hip-Hop and R&B.
Before going solo BLUE was no stranger to touring and making music.Before splitting from his former band, BLUE played the Afro Punk Festival in Brooklyn, New York joining an eclectic blend of artists such as Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, and Murs. BLUEfiveone has always been able to naturally integrate into any music scene or genre. With the emergence of niche music blogs, the band gained a lot of attention on the internet through rearranging songs of various artists such as Bob Marley, Lykke Li, N*E*R*D, Gorillaz, Zero 7, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West, and many more. With songs like “District of Colossus” and “What Sarah Said”. This remix project has accrued over 40,000 downloads, and individual songs and videos have been covered on various sites such as MTVU, USAToday, Chicago Now (Gowherehiphop) and Washington Post.
Due to personal differences, and BLUEfiveone's passion to continue making music, BLUEfiveone went solo in 2011. Debuting his solo sound at one of the nations top venues, Jammin Java, at the start of 2012. BLUEfiveone is looking to drop his "BLUE County Project" in 2013 continuing where he left off perviously.
Hailing from Reston Virginia BLUEfiveone has been taking every opportunity to future himself musically. Be it the studio, singing lessons, or mixing and mastering his on remixes. BLUEfiveone is constantly looking for ways to better his music. Exploring different sounds and music styles, BLUEfiveone bends and mixes songs in a unique way to fit the message of his lyrics.
His live show is treated as an opportunity to take material to the next level. With live drums, guitars, keys, bass the music is arranged and executed to progress a musical journey that leaves listeners wanting more. BLUEfiveone's songs deliver a real message in a color that inspires all.