“Underdog Running W/ My Head Off” by Blayne B. is being featured in ESPN Music live programming from April through the end of July. Co-written by Welsh producer AstoriaBLVD, this song has also been featured by ESPN in their “Music Of The Month” series. About ESPN Music Led by Musical Director Kevin Wilson, ESPN has been curating sports programming with incredible music for decades. Their monthly artist features are also a great platform for independent artists, a promotional opportunity that is rarely included in most traditional sync licensing.
One of the best things about working with indie artists nowadays is that the internet has all but shattered the paradigm that brilliant artists are only found in major cities. The truth is there is incredible art being made everywhere, and it’s inspiring to live in a time where you can write a song and get it out to the world with little more than a laptop. 22-year-old Blayne B. lives in Great Bend, a small town in Kansas with a population of just under 16,000. Releasing his first single at just 12 years old, he’s spent the past decade prolifically writing songs exploring themes of intimacy, identity, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression. Equally adept at both rapping and singing and with a talent for melody far beyond his years, Blayne’s music doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre. But the raw emotion in his songwriting is universal and undeniable. […]