Jared Blake was introduced to a broad country music audience during the premiere season of NBC’s The Voice when he made it into the Top 16 as a member of Blake Shelton’s team. Following his stint on the competition singing show, Jared was signed to Skiddco Music and began work on his debut album, ‘Til Morning Light.
After the album’s lead single, “Countryfied,” ran its course, Jared released his sophomore single, “Stomp.” True to his country rock roots and his inability to be pigeonholed in any one sub-genre of music, “Stomp” contains the electric mixing of an EDM track, along with a boot stompin’ country twang, and a little bit of hick hop to round out the song. The single hit Sirius XM’s The Highway at full speed, generating an overwhelming positive response from listeners, and now, Jared has released the official music video to complement his unique and power-packed track.
Quite appropriately, the music video for “Stomp” depicts several party scenes, ranging from an outdoor, day drinking good time with girls in bikinis to a rave-like atmosphere, which includes a hype man stomping on the DJ table. During performance scenes in the dark club, scantily clad ladies are on the dance floor, bumping, grinding, and stomping their high heels in turn. More demure performance aspects show Jared and his band in a countryfied room, comprised of wooden slats, picking at banjos and guitars — a scene with which country music fans are more familiar.
What Jared Blake brings to the table is a plethora of unanticipated flavor and unchartered territory in country music. As we have recently seen the genre evolve and branch out, mixing other types of music in while maintaining a country undertone, Jared’s style can certainly find a home in Nashville. In fact, based on the response to “Stomp” from the industry and listeners, Jared may even create his very own niche in a historical Music City.
Watch the video for Jared Blake’s “Stomp” here:
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