GET TO KNOW: Blooms
After delivering a bold and enticing array of delights these last few years, progressive artist Blooms has returned once again to unveil her next captivating cut 'Text Me When You Get Home'.
Channelling a wonderfully smooth and ethereal direction this time around, 'Text Me When You Get Home' reflects upon the very real issue of women's safety in the current climate. With its thought-provoking lyrics blended effortlessly with a synth-based production, her newest release is a broad and reflective return to form throughout.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and inspirations over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
I was obsessed with Ace Of Base when I was about 10 years old but the band I fell most in love with ever is Death Cab For Cutie. Their songs have gotten me through everything. That's true love.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh my god when I was very young and the Spice Girls were a thing my friends and I had a girl band. We called ourselves Desire and we made up dance routines. We were making up songs and thought we were going to take over the world - from our tiny middle of nowhere countryside school!
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Escape. I grew up in a very small town and I loved music from a young age. It felt like there were no opportunities to have a career in that area and that it was just a dream. I definitely started writing due to feeling isolated. I needed it. It made me feel something and let me think about a future being elsewhere.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Change by Banks.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I supported Ellie Goulding in the very early Blooms days. I played to about 5000 people and it was just such a dream come true.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I wrote a music bucket list years ago and one of the things I wrote was "support Jessie Ware on tour" so I guess that's my answer!
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
James Blake. Getting in a studio with him would be the ultimate goal.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I have no idea. The world is still a mess. Who knows where any of us will be. I'm a mama now so living somewhere that works for my family, being creative and feeling happy and whole. Maybe working in another area of music - management or PR.
Blooms' new single 'Text Me When You Get Home' is available to stream now. Watch the new video for it below.