"★★★★... a profound statement of intent from an emerging artist whose work will soon be sought after"
—Winnipeg Free Press
"...one of the most, if not the most, ambitiously creative pieces of art to ambush the ears of our city"
“...tilts towards a new territory of sound-making”
—Give It A Spin
“...beautiful and impeccably crafted...damn near witchcraft!”
—Cups N Cakes Network
“...we haven’t been able to stop listening...we would love to hear more from Bluebloods”
Reared musically in an Anglican boys choir, Bluebloods’ central creator Conrad Sweatman (guitarist, producer, songwriter) was born in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 land. He collaborates with singers and other musicians to create the sounds of Bluebloods, whose cheeky name refers to the noble blue-collar lineage and subarctic ice running through Manitoba’s veins.
Bluebloods’ debut EP Make It Rain (release date 12 November 2019), is a strikingly original and infectious work, seamlessly blending classical, Jai Paul-inspired R&B, and EDM over five songs. Lush, acoustic harmonies cradle elegant melodies, punctuated by 808 bass and bursts of electro zaniness. Led by producer, guitarist, and songwriter Conrad Sweatman, Bluebloods’ line-up of guest singers include Courtney Devon (Amadians), Roman Clarke, and others.
The Make It Rain EP deals largely with the ‘fly-over country’ that extends roughly from Michigan to Saskatchewan: clandestine dances in Mennonite Manitoba, Dust Bowl and dominatrixes, and the post-industrialization of Detroit.