JUSTINE SKYE • TUMBLR IRL • NEW YORK, NY • 1/20/18
Last night, Justine Skye (@justineskye) brought back Tumblr IRL to celebrate the release of her first album, ULTRAVIOLET, at Lightbox in her hometown, New York.
Justine joined Tumblr when she was 16 and developed lifelong friendships and memories with other Tumblr members who inspired her to follow her dream of becoming a singer. From meetups in Soho to making YouTube videos together to last night’s IRL, Justine’s Tumblr friends stuck with her since day one and are now her most loyal fans.
At the IRL, blank walls were converted to the visual storyline of ULTRAVIOLET, which is about a heroine who fights off bad relationships and survives on her own. Each song on the album was depicted through comic strips created by artist Yale Stewart (@jl8comic). To finish it off, Justine performed songs from the album for the first time.
At the end of the show, Justine came down to hang with fans and took photos, signed albums and connected on all things Tumblr.
Huge thanks to Roc Nation and NUDESTIX for making this night possible, and most importantly, to Justine for bringing her connection to Tumblr full circle through this IRL.
We’ll be rolling out a few exclusives throughout the week, so stay tuned for those.
R&B/Pop singer and OG Tumblr user, Justine Skye, is releasing her very first album, ULTRAVIOLET,next Friday, 1/19.
The next day (Saturday, to be exact), Tumblr IRL is making a comeback to celebrate Justine’s album with fans in an intimate album release party in NYC. As a special treat, Justine has partnered with comic artist Yale Stewart to perform ULTRAVIOLET live, song by song.
We couldn’t thank our friends at Roc Nation and NUDESTIX enough for helping us put this IRL together.
Saturday, January 20 Lightbox 248 W 37th St. NY, NY 7:30pm EST / Free / All Ages