Chicago’s Terry Blade is a singer-songwriter for the new generation, using his sultry baritone to explore an artistic sound that fuses R&B with indie and folk influences, allowing him to express his individuality in a way that mainstream artists never can.
His debut EP "Misery" was released on May 8, 2020 and has since reached "gold" status on DistributeKings.com, receiving over 1,000,000 combined downloads, streams and views. His accolades don’t stop there. Terry's experimental single "The Last Macbeth" won the June 2020 Award for Best Original Song from the New York Movie Awards; the June 2020 Award for Best Song from the Oniros Film Awards; and the June 2020 Honorable Mention Award for Best Music Video from the New York Movie Awards. Terry's "The Widow" received the June 2020 Award for Best Original Song from the Florence Film Awards; the June 2020 Honorable Mention Award for Best Music Video from the Florence Film Awards; and a Silver Award for Best Director of a Super Short Film from the Hollywood Gold Awards.
Terry's debut album "American Descendant of Slavery" will be released on February 5, 2021.
WHAT CRITICS SAY
"The stripped-back production and Terry’s natural ability to portray emotion through his music shines in every song, emphasizing the personal nature of the piece with an authenticity that is rarely found in modern music."
-Broken 8 Records
"There are only a few artists out there who can create a project as well-nurtured and crafted as Misery. It’s a gripping listen that gives life to feelings that so many wish to hide but Terry Blade doesn’t mind prodding your inner soul."
"...a bold reminder that a solo acoustic show is where Terry Blade’s music would really come alive. His intimate, concerned and revealing lyrics are unique amidst such soulful, hopeful melodies and chord progressions."