While the DopeHouse got their first sampling of October London’s music on the closing track of Snoop Dogg’s Coolaid LP last year, the South Bend, Indiana triple threat is being properly re-introduced today, accompanied by the release of his Color Blind: Hate & Happiness EP.
The singer-songwriter-producer, whom inked a deal with Snoop and Jazze Pha’s Cadillac Music record label, was, according to the Singers Room, discovered by big Snoop after an opening performance for Flo-Rida of all people (remember him?).
London, whom has been rightfully compared to the likes of Sam Cooke, Zapp and Roger and Marvin Gaye, has since gone on to perform alongside his mentor for Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party and released a holiday-themed EP (Christmas In October), Color Blind: Love (the first installment in his Color Blind series) and the incredibly dope Methadone (The Exclusive Remakes) project, which sees the R&B crooner delivering phenomenal vocal performances over Dr. Dre instrumentals.
Yesterday (April 7th), October London premiered the latest installment of Color Blind: Hate & Happiness, which allows the Indiana native to soulfully strut his extraordinary vocal range amidst his own, crisp production—channeling Marvin Gaye’s airy falsetto (“Dramatic”) and “Where’s the Justice” (which one could compare to a modern take on “What’s Going On?”) and delivering narcotic soul-funk on “Driving Me To Drink.”
Stream Color Blind: Hate & Happiness and dig into some of his older projects, including part one of his Color Blind short film below.