It was a little over a year ago that MadKem released his debut LP, Charles Workman. The album was a tour de force, displaying his unique ability to craft melodic choruses coupled with intricate rhyme schemes and a little South Jamaica, Queens charisma. The lead single, Malcolm Browne (featuring Skyzoo), was hitting mix shows and charting on college radio stations across the country. La Vie En Bleu looks to pick up right where Charles Workman left off.
Drawing inspiration from Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period, La Vie En Bleu, was created as means to convey MadKem’s experiences and thoughts since his debut. "Life is often about finding a balance between highs and lows" says Queens native, MadKem. "It’s a ying & yang thing. La Vie En Bleu will ultimately be paired with another LP, Kola La Vie, and tell one big story. La Vie En Bleu sets the stage and is my world through shades of blue." he says. The result of this extended play is a combination of storytelling, self-reflection and some braggadocio inspired by life’s difficult moments. “All of the songs aren’t necessarily somber”, he explains. “However, they were all born from feelings of frustration & despair, whether personal experiences or observations of everyday life.” Included in extended play are four songs from the long player plus instrumentals of those four tracks.
The extended play version of La Vie En Bleu will be available worldwide on December 10. The long play version of La Vie En Bleu is coming Spring 2013.
Tracklisting and credits for MadKem’s La Vie En Bleu - EP:
1.) “I Can Tell (Radio Edit)” (produced by Analogic)
2.) “Bobby Flay (Radio Edit)” (produced by Analogic)
3.) “The Breeze (Radio Edit)” f/ K-Hill (produced by DroP Beats)
4.) “The Send Off (Radio Edit)” (produced by Planas)
5.) “I Can Tell (Instrumental)” (produced by Analogic)
6.) “Bobby Flay (Instrumental)” (produced by Analogic)
7.) “The Breeze (Instrumental)” (produced by DroP Beats)
8.) “The Send Off (Instrumental)” (produced by Planas)