Blanks is taking quarantine in his stride
Blanks is taking this new way of life in his stride. Not only that, but he has acknowledged all the complex emotions of quarantine and translated them into a seriously catchy, 80s-inspired song.
‘Dance Alone’ was originally intended to be nothing more than extra YouTube content from the internet sensation. However, the response in the YouTube comments alone was enough to convince Blanks he needed to put this song on streaming services – and he was right.
In less than a week, this quarantine anthem reached over 75k streams on Spotify, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. Unsurprising from a song in which Blanks’ charisma shines through. ‘Dance Alone’ sounds like a reassurance that we are all in it together, that we can get through this, and that there is one hell of a party waiting for us on the other side.
Blanks is no stranger to untangling the complex emotions of modern-day times and setting them to lighthearted, funky beats. The previous release, ‘Sweaters’ was the introverts’ ode to nights in, leaving parties early to go home, change into pyjamas and watch Netflix. It was the perfectly relatable song set to signature Blanks-style 80s beats and basslines, which Blanks performed during his headline set at London VidCon 2020.
Now, ‘Dance Alone’ is another such track which assures those of us struggling in quarantine – with loneliness, boredom, and inner demons – that we are not alone. Blanks has written the tale of our times, yes, even these weird, unpredictable times we are currently living through. ‘Dance Alone’ conveys all the confusion, frustration, and loneliness of quarantine, but never in such a way that feels despondent, defeatist or self-pitying.
Watch the homemade video for this funky track down below and make sure you follow Blanks on social media to stay up-to-date with all the latest information on rescheduled tour dates and releases!
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