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Enigmatic East London Artist Qhairo Releases Powerful & Poignant Single "Blue Petals"

Enigmatic East London artist Qhairo releases the powerful and poignant Blue Petals, the first single taken from his provocative 4-track debut EP, 60FOOTNOIR set for release on August 6th.

Harnessing a broad tapestry of sounds that swing from soul to R&B, electronic influences to near spoken-word, Blue Petals is about curiosity and sexual exploration, a provocative searching into his romantic life. The single offers an intimate teaser as to what to expect from Qhairo's debut project; an honest insight into a young queer black man wrestling with his blackness and wider identity. Speaking on the single, Qhairo commented;"Blue Petals is about the curiosity and self-analysis surrounding sexual exploration. When I was younger I spent a lot of time watching how other men in my life interacted romantically and would imitate their behaviours. As I got older I started to realise how I wanted to be and who I wanted to be with romantically and enjoyed getting to know what that looked like. I wanted to explore and portray two parts of my personality in this visualiser and how I sometimes used them to hide myself.... A sort of nostalgic ode to growth.

Both sides show me in hiding but in wildly different ways. One side shows the performative and masquerading form of confidence I put on when I’m nervous (being the biggest person in a room). The other side explores a more intimate me where I'm concealing and distracting through aesthetic in the hope that it’s enough to divert attention" Listen to Blue Petals below.

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