Blake Collins is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Reminiscent of George Harrison, Elliott Smith, Brian Wilson, John Lennon, Emitt Rhodes and Jeff Lynne, Collins’ song writing and melodies sit in good company amongst other beautifully crafted pop music that endures generation after generation of musical vogues. His music abounds with soulful singing, catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and poetry that speaks of quietude, heartbreak, loss, hope and happiness.
A multi-instrumentalist and prolific producer, Collins is a one-man show: playing every instrument, he records, mixes and produces all his work at his home-studio. With the release of his first EP, A Bell Locks In, Collins further demonstrates his hands-on approach by crafting the cover artwork as well as the songs.
Collins is already at work on his full-length record, There’s Nowhere Like Here, and a second EP, both set for release in 2014. In addition to his own work, Collins’ musical prowess and hunger has brought him into several other musical projects: he plays bass in Lots of Love, a Los Angeles-based band whose full length record (produced by Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman) is set for a late 2013 release. He also plays bass for The Breakups, another local Los Angeles band with a devout and growing fan base. Additionally, Blake plays keyboard and guitar in Pacific, fronted by Dean Collins (actor and musician, and Collins’ brother.) In addition to his involvement with these bands, Collins is producing filmmaker and musician Rachel Fleischer’s debut album.
Along with his musical pursuits, Collins is also a visual artist working in collage, drawing, photography and painting—as well as a writer and poet.