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Blanca releases 'Real Love' EP


Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
Title track, 'Real Love,' already a streaming sensation; new music previews 2018 sophomore studio LP
Giving fans a taste of new music, vocalist Blanca released the "Real Love" EP (Word Entertainment) on Friday, Sept. 22. The five-track set is now available at all digital and streaming outlets and features the standout title track, which is currently impacting radio and streaming charts worldwide.
Upon release on Aug. 25, Spotify immediately added the lead single to its "New Music Friday" playlist, which boasts more than 2 million followers. In less than a week, the track reached top 20 status on Spotify's all-genre global viral 50 chart and top 15 on the U.S. viral chart. "Real Love" has been streamed over 1 million times during its first month of release, including nearly half a million plays of the song's music video.
"Real Love" was written in the wake of the recent death of Blanca's mother, who lost her fight to cancer last December. It was through facing her mother's cancer battle and subsequent passing that Blanca realized she craved more than surface religion. It's a theme that permeates the track listing of her new EP, a collection that fuses her unique blend of rhythmic pop, hip-hop and soul. The fresh songs, all written or co-written by Blanca, continue her commitment to vulnerable, transparent songwriting showcased on her critically acclaimed self-titled solo debut.
Blanca is currently working on a follow-up full-length studio project due in 2018; but, in the meantime, she'll preview new music throughout the fall on the "Big Church Night Out" Tour alongside Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets and 7eventh Time Down. The tour kicked off Thursday evening in Montgomery, Alabama, and will visit 43 cities before concluding Dec. 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blanca will perform Nov. 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
Listen to "Real Love" HERE. Watch the official music video for "Real Love" HERE.
Blanca made her foray into Christian music as one-third of Dove Award-winning pop/hip-hop trio Group 1 Crew. In 2015, she stepped out on her own and released her self-titled solo debut to critical acclaim. The full-length project reached the top 10 on Billboard's Christian albums chart and generated two No. 1 singles, "Who I Am" and "Not Backing Down." Moreover, "Who I Am" became the highest-charting debut single by a new artist in 2015.
Since embarking on her solo career, Blanca has already performed in front of more than half a million fans as part of 2015's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular and 2016's "The Bible" Tour. In addition, she's shared the stage with the likes of for KING & COUNTRY, Switchfoot, Family Force 5 and KB, among other high-profile acts. Her new single, "Real Love," is currently impacting radio and serves as the title track for her latest EP.
For more, visit www.officialblanca.com.

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