Dutch rising pop star Blanks is back with a new single “Never Have I Ever” featured along with an official music video
The collection of songs takes the listener on a journey through Blanks’ own memories, pulling inspiration from the good and the bad, including his first love, spending summers with friends, and tragically losing his best friend at a young age. Inspired by the sounds of popular music at the time and flipped with a modern approach, Blanks has created a contemporary indie-pop album that invites the listener to make their own treasured memories with this album as the soundtrack. Released today is the fourth single of the album, “Never Have I Ever” – an upbeat bop with instant feel-good vibes.
Blanks himself says: “Never Have I Ever” is a song for the people in your life that get you excited, make you try new things, make you feel alive. To me, this is the song I want to scream the lyrics to in the car with my closest friends while we’re going on a road trip, ending up somewhere unexpected, building a fire or watching the stars. I wrote this song together with Joonas and writer Eirik Næss over Zoom, where Joonas was in Finland, Eirik was in the Maldives, and I was in the Netherlands. It’s still crazy to me how we managed to write this banger like that. I guess it was a combination of Scandinavian music magic, Maldives good vibes and excitement!”
The fourth video in the series, “Never Have I Ever”, finds the couple having a blast at a beach party with friends. The good times roll as the group sings songs and dance around the fire. Our love birds appear to be falling more in love by the minute, that is until Emma, furious at something Erik has done, storms out of the party. Fans will have to wait until the fifth installment to find out how the beautifully chronicled story ends.
Since launching his YouTube channel in 2013, Blanks has risen rapidly in both the social media and music spheres, building a follower base of over 1.3M on YouTube and accumulating millions of views on his TikTok. In addition to his album, Blanks is gearing up to embark on his sold-out UK and Europe tour in October and November.