The British indie-pop band released their latest single “Ribbon Around The Bomb,” the follow up to August’s “Care For.”
“Ribbon Around The Bomb” is the Title Track For Their Upcoming Album!
The new song arrives accompanied by a big announcement from the band. It turns out, “Ribbon Around The Bomb” is the lead single and title track for their upcoming album, set for release on April 29. With a total of 12 songs, it will include unreleased tracks like “Born Wild,” The Writer,” and “Visions.”
Speaking about the new album and single, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden reveals; “While on tour in 2019 in Mexico, I visited Frida Kahlo’s house. Looking at her paintings on show, someone had described one of them as being like a ‘ribbon around a bomb.’ I immediately thought that it was a great title for a song and album, because of the imagery that it evoked in my mind. I thought about how lots of things in life could be described as being a ribbon around a bomb; in the sense that as people we often dress things up which have darkness lying beneath them.”
The band’s new album is produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character “The Writer.” Tom explains, “The more songs I wrote, the more I realized that the writer referenced in the songs was in fact me. Having been so busy for the past eight years, I and the band have never really had the chance to step back and reflect on what we’ve achieved. You’re so focused on the future; write the next album then tour. Your life is usually mapped out at least two years in advance.”
Blossoms Are Currently on Tour
Blossoms are currently on the road playing a big number of festivals and headlining shows around Europe. In May, they will continue their live run as part of The Killers’ tour, joining them as a support act for their shows all around the United Kingdom. You can find all dates and tickets for their shows here.
If you like this song, check out Empire Springs’ debut single “Broken Glass.”