Blossoms have released their fourth studio album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’.
Out today (Friday, 29th April), the full-length – which you can read ALL ABOUT in the May issue of Dork – was in part inspired by a trip the band’s Tom Ogden took to Frida Kahlo’s house.
“Looking at her paintings on show, someone had described one of them as being like a ‘ribbon around a bomb’,” he explains. “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 a darkness lying beneath them.”
The album is produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’. Tom Ogden expands: ‘The more songs I wrote, the more I realised 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.”
Check out the album below.