The fact of the matter is Christopher Laufman, a.k.a. Wise Blood, is blowing up. From the small interview with Pittsburgh Music Report to serious attention from taste making blogs and beyond, the Houston transplant, and current Pittsburgh resident, has found himself signed to boutique indie label Heart Music Group. Mr. Laufman’s first download ready EP “+” was responsible for all those wave across the interwebs, and now the man himself returns with an upcoming release set for August 16th.
The first track to fall off the playlist for the new ep is the is the caps-riddled, neo-soul slow burn “2 ALL THE GIRLS WHO HAVE TRUSTED ME.” After the smooth jam head rush samples that defined “B.I.G. E.G.O.” and “STRT SRNS,” Laufman slows things down with a billowy beat and bringing his pensive, ladykiller vocals front and center. It’s a summer daydream of a song, beautiful, sincere and soulful. It ends with the simple lament, “My heart goes out to all the girls who have trusted me.” Pay attention people, this kid’s the real deal.