Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Falling Down - Deluxe Version by BLUEPRINT


Following the release of his 2018 album, Two-Headed Monster, Blueprint's solo career was at its peak. Not only was Two-Headed Monster one of the most popular albums in his catalog, but his sixty-city solo tour was the most successful headlining tour of his career. With momentum on his side and excitement for the future, Blueprint immediately entered the studio to work on a follow-up, which he hoped to release the following year.
Unfortunately, things didn't work out the way he had planned. Just as he was planning the 2020 release and tour, the Covid pandemic took the world by storm. In a matter of weeks, the entire world and entertainment industry was shut down, not only ruining his immediate plans to release his next album, but ending his twenty-year career as an independent hip-hop artist and sending his life into a downward spiral.
What followed was financial devastation, relationship turmoil, depression and a lost sense of direction. "In many ways, I realized that I had fallen. The things I wanted to do and where I wanted to be weren't there. I was depressed and moving backwards," Blueprint recalls of the circumstances that inspired the project.
This realization ultimately led Blueprint to do what he does best - make music. Music that not only captured his unique experience, but the human experience in a way that anyone could relate to. "I wanted to make a record that was about what it feels like to be down and trying to find the inspiration to get back up," he recalls. The music that eventually became Falling Down.
Falling Down is about falling down seven times and getting up eight.
It's about pushing forward even when you can't see the path clearly.
It's about being down, but not out.

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