Larimer Lounge Presents Shanin Blake with Coop Mahndala and Layup on Thursday, December 7 —
If you don’t already resonate with Shanin Blake through her conscious pop music, the message behind her project is the spark that sets her apart from the status quo. Native to Utah, Blake found her connection to music as a self-taught outlet from outside circumstances at an early age, going as far as calling music her safe space. From playing open mics at cafes regularly, ukulele and guitar in hand, Shanin became an overnight local celebrity through her affirmative lyricism, flourishing an enthusiastic fan base from the ground up. Having her daughter at the age of seventeen, Shanin knew the road ahead would be an up hillbattle as a single mom and rising artist, yet music remained her constant. Posting a cover on Facebook in 2014, the video became an internet sensation, populating hundreds of thousands of views and spreading Blake’s music nationwide, gaining traction and leading to the release of her 2018 debut album, Soulchild. Releasing a collaboration with popular lo-fi producer Jazzinuf in 2019, Shanin’s numbers skyrocketed again, quickly reaching 6 million streams on Spotify alone. Following up the single with her Lioness album and “Naked Sunshine” EP, her streams have only grown from then. Hermost recent singles, “Bad Btch Energy” and “Energy Vampires,” opened doors to her being scouted for America’s Got Talent, walking the runway at New York Fashion Week, major brand collaborations, and a number of large scale music festivals. Throughout her rapid rise to fame, Shanin has still managed to never lose sight of her roots as a young girl with big dreams who grew up listening to jazz and psychedelic 60’s rock, which influence the music she makes today. Choosing to be an independent artist despite it all, she’s established a deeper relationship with her audience, along with staying true to her message of freedom, love, authentic expression, and collective healing. We welcome you all to the Shanin Blake journey with open arms.
VIP GOLD ticket holders will receive 1 hour early entry into the venue, hear 1 unreleased song performed by