Confessions of a “Blue Eyed” Soul Singer

Blue Eyed Soul

My inspiration for writing this post came long before Jesse Williams’ ground breaking BET Awards Speech. It came long before Justin Timberlake’s misguided Twitter reaction. The inspiration comes from years of feeling awkward whenever I would sing and hear someone say “Oh that white boy got soul.” It comes from the fact that white artists like Sam Smith & Adele have very powerful, politically-driven marketing machines pumping millions of dollars into their careers, while black artists like Jazmine Sullivan don’t nearly get the support they deserve.

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Why Is Dating As A Musician So Hard?

The dating world for musicians is often a complex one. I’ll be writing this article based on my personal experience from a single male’s perspective. Since I’m NYC based, I’ll be explaining why that makes dating even harder. Whether you’re a male or female in the industry, there are various complexities that can make things very challenging when it comes to dating. Before I even get into it, let me properly preface this with some important context. Pay attention to the next line.

As a musician, dating is not as glorious as the stereotype makes it seem.

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