Blossoms have shared a piano version of their latest track, ‘Ode To NYC’.
Featuring frontman Tom Ogden (and shot by his brother Ewan), the black and white clip can be viewed below.
The track is the latest preview of the Stockport five piece’s new album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’, which is set to drop on 29th April. It’s the third track to arrive from the full-length, after the album’s title track, and last year’s single ‘Care For’.
The band explain that the new song “is a love letter to New York City.”
“It’s one of our favourites off the new album,” they continue. “Hope you love it as much as we do”
You can check out the studio version of ‘Ode To NYC’ below.
Speaking about the new album, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden explains: ‘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 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’.
Blossoms are playing a series of live shows in the UK this summer, including headline appearances at Y Not? and Truck Festival.
Ribbon Around The Bomb’ tracklist:
The Writer’s Theme
Ode To NYC
Ribbon Around The Bomb
The Sulking Poet
Everything About You
Cinerama Holy Days
The Last Chapter