Standing out in an overly-saturated music scene is a challenge for many emerging talents. And to continue to do so, proves much more difficult, considering our constantly-evolving music industry.
Successfully catching the public’s attention is one thing, but to stay relevant and driven in the business takes much more than talent—it takes guts, and most importantly, demands hard work. Up and coming artist Blest Jones seems to show promising potential.
Blest was raised in Washington, D.C., but now lives in the city of New York. So far, in his two-year career in the music scene, he has managed to gain and continues to grow a significant following on his social media platforms. In his short time in the industry, he has amassed millions of streams for his content on various streaming platforms.
The singer-songwriter has had the privilege to work with contemporary and renowned artists such as Mickey Valen and Lucian and has written for Post Malone and Rihanna. Blest proves he is more than just a face and a talent in the industry as he exhibits not just the skills to be a successful artist but the drive and determination as well. He values hard work and continues to put in effort in providing his growing fan base with original and quality content.
The artist is a vocal advocate for the Black Lives Matter Movement, an organized protest fighting for liberation, freedom, and justice for the African-American people who were and are victims of police brutality and racial discrimination. #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 when 17-year old Trayvon Martin’s murderer was acquitted. Blest recently took to Instagram to show his support for the movement, posting photos of himself posing along Black Lives Matter Plaza, located in 16th Street NW, Downtown Washington, D.C. “We are STRONG without you, but we can be STRONGER with you,” the artist writes on said post.
Blest has performed in various places such as the Capital One Arena, Reitz Arena, FedEx Field, and Oriole Park, and he is eager to connect with more audiences—especially those of his generation—through his songs. The musician has a knack for deep lyrics and has composed and released tracks that highlight his vocal ability. He believes that the material he puts out is unique, and he hopes for the younger generation to resonate with his content because youthful love and self-discovery are Blest’s main themes in his music.
The D.C. native is currently working on an album set to launch soon. Aside from music, Blest is also interested in sports—tennis, specifically. He has been awarded “All-Patriot Player of the week” and “Most Decorated Tennis Player and Music Artist to Attend Loyola University Maryland.” The musician is passionate about acting as well and has a few films coming out soon.
This fast-rising singer-songwriter is confident about his personality and charisma, which helps him stand out in the crowd. Blest Jones is fearless and determined to go after what he wants in life.