- Words Notion Staff
Emerging soulstress B.loxx encourages listeners to not shy away from love in her nostalgic, new offering, “Badman”, out now.
It’s easy to build a wall up when the threat of heartache begins to seep in, shutting off fruitful opportunities as a form of protection. With her latest R&B-tinged track, “Badman”, though, B.loxx urges listeners to open themselves up to experiencing love. Through her velvety vocals, she opens up a conversation about men breaking down their front to embrace their feelings fully.
Produced by Naha Rashid and mixed by Christian B, “Badman” sees B.loxx teaming up with MOBO-nominated rapper Kojo Funds. The track, characterised by its nostalgic textures and Afrobeat flair, makes reference to Megan Good, the actress known for ‘90s sitcom Cousin Skeeter. B.loxx draws inspiration from her character’s role as the ‘girl next door’, as well as the presented challenges of young love. “This song will be appreciated by the ‘80s/’90s babies, those who watched the black films and remember the ‘poster girls’ of that era”, explains the artist.
Looking back over her first inspirations on screen, it’s clear where B.loxx’s passion for music and creativity began. She began her journey as a singer-songwriter at 11, lending her vocals to emotionally-driven ballads, before she began to experiment with more upbeat sounds across R&B, pop and soul. Today, finding influence in various artists including Temz, Frank Ocean, and Yebba, B.loxx has all the makings of an R&B riser, with her signature twist on the genre and commanding lyricism.