Blanks

FRESH: ‘Let’s Get Lost’ – Blanks

Dutch artist Blanks releases “Let’s Get Lost”.

by Christopher Smith

Dutch producer/artist Blanks has released his brand new single “Let’s Get Lost”, the follow up to “Wave” and his tenth single since his debut “If You Ever Change Your Mind” in 2016. Blanks is the project of Simon de Wit who describes himself as an “overexcited music boy”!

Think of music. happiness and (over-)excited yelling and you will definitely think of Blanks. The tall Dutch musician rapidly build an international fanbase by his Youtube channel ‘Music by Blanks’ which he started at the age of 15 and has more than 750.000 subscribers these days. He’s not a traditional Youtuber, but a musician that uses Youtube to spread his unlimited love and passion for music.

His Style Swaps have led to collaborations with mega DJ Armin Van Buuren, and more recently Ariana Grande gave him love for “Thank You, Next”. While Blanks is focusing on original music more and more, singles “Don’t Stop” an “Wave” can be seen as his most succesful release so far. Previously Blanks performed during VidCon London as well as VEED Amsterdam. Next Up: A2IM NY Indie Week in NYC, USA on June 18!

While he is blowing up online, Blanks tries to keep the online/offline balance in his life: by creating real life memories with real life friends. With this happy, upbeat release with nostalgic 80s influences he provides a positive sound as an escape from reality, and encourages people to enjoy every moment (and dance while they do it!).

For more about Blanks, check out his WEBSITE and follow him on TWITTER

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!