AlienBlaze’s Latest Release “Enemies with Benefits”
AlienBlaze is a 20 year old mad as hell singer/songwriter and lead guitarist crafting genre-fluid anthems resulting in a fascinating hybrid of everything from dark alternative pop, grunge and emo, to rock and electronic elements. Her dominating presence emits an angsty appeal, encouraging a sense of self-empowerment to her young audience.
In her school years, AlienBlaze spent most of her time at home through sickness, so spent hours and hours learning the electric guitar on her mum’s old guitar, wanting to play like her guitar inspirations Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains and Slash. Blaze’s sense of alienation from her peers is what inspired her to add the ‘alien’ part to her name as an artist. Covering topics such as the everyday experiences of a young adult, to more poetic themes including pathetic fallacy and imagery from nature, AlienBlaze delivers her message in a way that allows listeners from all walks of life to interpret it.
Her fierce new single, “Enemies With Benefits” is a filmic, genre-fluid, ‘villain era’ breakup song, also inspired by the fascination society has with hedonistic lifestyles and celebrity such as in film and television series like Gossip Girl and The Idol and also through social media. Produced by The Nocturns (Maisie Peters, Dylan, Lozeak), the track is loosely inspired by Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and is noted by AlienBlaze as one of her favourite tracks she’s ever recorded.
Since only uploading her first song to Spotify in 2019, she has received attention from numerous Spotify editorial playlists, garnering hundreds of thousands of plays. She has also had praise from the likes of Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon), Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari), Grimes and Ellie Roswell (Wolf Alice), as well as from publications including Wonderland Magazine, NOTION and Kerrang!.