Up-and-comer Tony Blaize is ready to leave his mark on the music world. His debut 2-track mini EP Love & Purpose, is a triumphant introduction into his sound and persona. Premiered by SoulCulture, the two tracks not only showcase how Tony”s inspiration stems from an array of musical acts and genres, borrowing soundscapes that stretch from the likes of Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Springsteen and the late great Fela Kuti but also his direction in terms of lyrical content. ‘Love & Purpose’ feels born of another time, never abandoning modern touches but aspiring to something higher than “of the moment” status. Blaize’s full length album is due for release next year, until then take a listen to these two stunning tracks below.