Well, we certainly missed this one. Back in October, Boston’s Ed Balloon dropped his new, five track No Smoking EP. And it’s a gem.
On paper, Ed Balloon’s No Smoking is electronic R&B. But Ed Balloon weaves in the allure of pop sensibility, a keen understanding of production, and rhythmic vocal dexterity that would give a fair share of radio rappers a run. The final result offers something for a range of listeners, without falling into the typical banalities of genre blending. As Balloon himself shared, “it’s intended for all willing to listen.” Stream the Ed Balloon No Smoking below and keep tabs on what’s next from him here.