Sean Black is a young soul ready to impact the world of R&B music. Influenced by the lyrical likings of R Kelly and distinctive delivery of the great Charlie Wilson, this 24-year-old is R&B’s “newest son”.
With his grandfather being the legendary soul singing Syl Johnson and aunt R&B songstress Syleena Johnson, Sean Black has firsthand knowledge of the type of work ethic it takes to make it in the business of music – it’s in his blood.
As for the pressure of filling the shoes of his musical family, Sean Black doesn’t stress and takes it all in stride. “I feel pressure, but I also understand we wouldn't have a lot of the great people we have today without it, so I embrace the pressure,” says Sean Black. Sean Black is young and fearless, but has a charming maturity in an age when youth is the sole focus of music. The harmonic tone of “Still In Love”, written by Sean Black, captures his maturity as he sings the sorrow of a man’s heartbreak.
Then there’s the catchy cadence and clever wordplay in “No Hitters,” a song about how he can conquer the industry all on his own.
The mature and murderous extremes are balanced out with his cover to Indie Aries “The Truth” with a heart felt twist, a youthful song about that awe struck feeling of being with the woman of his dreams and preparing for a long relationship with a best friend.
Writing from the heart is a necessity for Sean Black. “I'm better at writing what I feel rather than talking out my feelings,” says Sean Black. “Writing is how I express my feelings and most of my songs will be real experiences that occurred in my heart, mind, and life,” Sean Black continues.
With Sean Black, it’s all about making a true connection through his music. “I want everyone to see that I’m not just an artist, but I’m also a person,” says Sean Black. “A person that feels and goes through the same daily problems you go through,” he says.
Sean Black takes the music business just as seriously as the art. He currently attends Berkeley College in New York City and plans to major in Business and Marketing. “Music brings life to everything around it. It makes life itself better day to day. Music is my everything because Everything Matters” says Sean Black.