Social BLKout

Singer, Songwriter & Producer

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Story driven music. Where vocal performance, songwriting and production all come together.

Bourn and raised in London,Ontario, Canada, 'Social BLKout'; primarily draws inspiration from the idea of "the individual". Although the world is more connected than ever before, the story of "the individual" within a collective is a heavy theme found in his music regardless of genre. Social BLKout, is the story of a modern nomad. Bleeding life experiences directly into his art, Social BLKout, aims to break down and rebuild the hearts and minds of his listeners with shocking vulnerability. The artist expresses his various musical influences with a soulful, indie electro/pop, orchestral mixture in hopes to carve out a new and refreshing musical space.

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  • English

Interview with Social BLKout

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: Indie Pop

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. Capturing audio with intention is best done by committing using analog gear in my opinion. Effects and manipulation done in the digital world offers incredible flexibility.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: A unique perspective.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Starting without an idea and arriving at something special.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: That there is a formula. Each project is its own unique case.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Do you have a complete picture of what you want to make, or are you still discovering what it is?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Be as detailed as possible with your wants and needs.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Microphone, Preamp, Compressor, Computer & Headphones

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: Songwritting. I have been doing this for 10 years.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Cinematic & Infectious

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Sia: Because of her incredible song writing.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Mix music within all 3 dimensions of space. Plan where each instrument will be located.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Songwriting

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: An emotional adventure

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I start with a main idea and write around the theme created musically. I then write a full sound around that theme and finish with production.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: My studio space a very minimal. which comprise of 2 pairs of speakers and a subwoofer, a outboard channel strip a few microphones a collection of premium software bundles.

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: Woodkid, John Mayer, Sia, Adele, Flume, Junkie XL, Hans Zimmer

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: Vocals & Songwriting

  37. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  38. A: I am currently working on a collection of original music to licence

Social BLKout - Nah... I'm Good

I was the songwriter, vocalist, producer & mix engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Sam Smith
  • Trey Songz
  • The Weeknd
Gear Highlights
  • Josephson C705
  • BAE 312A Preamp
  • BAE B15 Equalizer
  • BAE 500c Compressor
  • Genelec 8040B Monitors
  • Genelec 7360 Subwoofer
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