new music: nyc-based electro pop-rock band blak emoji releases playful first single “sapiosexual”

February 29, 2016

New music from a new band, Blak Emoji—an electro pop-rock band created by NYC-based vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey. His first single ”Sapiosexual“ is an anthem for all of us pretentious folk who find intellect to be the most sexually attractive trait. As one would hope, “Sapiosexual” opens up with a sexed-up electro thumps and thuds (hello, NIN’s “Closer”) before rolling into a smooth, minimal verse and dropping off into an energetic chores and a pretty mean breakdown. “Sapiosexual” is fun without ever becoming too silly or too full of itself. Interested to see what’s next for Blak Emoji, who play their first gig April 29 at Pianos in NYC.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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