Puma Blue is the alias of singer/songwriter, producer & multi-instrumentalist Jacob Allen, currently based between London & Atlanta. He released his debut album In Praise Of Shadows in February 2021, featuring songs 'Velvet Leaves', 'Opiate' & 'Silk Print'
He produces the music himself at home, focusing the sound around his falsetto voice, soft lo-fi textures and dark, soulful drums. Originally growing from the south-east London music scene, Jacob has frequently collaborated with his friends & peers, including Biig Piig, Lava La Rue and long time friend Lucy Lu, honing his music between intimate live shows & late-night producing sessions. He has previously cited D'Angelo, Björk, Radiohead, Sade, Burial and John Frusciante amongst his biggest influences. His live shows are where his music truly comes alive, performing with a band of close friends and blending improvisation with sensual J Dilla influenced grooves and a vocal often likened to Jeff Buckley.
His debut EP Swum Baby was released independently in June 2017. This followed popularity of Jacob's demo of 'Only Trying 2 Tell U' originally released in 2014 under his real name. A song he gave a proper release in early 2018 with new, delicately sparse production, alongside B-side 'Moon Undah Water'. Following this was a 2nd EP Blood Loss in late 2018, and a live solo album recorded (unbeknownst to him) on his own. (Live at Eddie's Attic, Atlanta)
Jacob also sometimes makes music under the monikers Ruby Bliels and Boss Nass