Blossoms have today (January 25) unveiled details of their new album, ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ – you can listen to the title track below.
It will be the Stockport five-piece’s fourth album and is set for release on April 29 – you can pre-order/pre-save it here.
Speaking about the new album and single, the group’s Tom Ogden says: “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 video for the title track’s new single has been directed by Arctic Monkeys‘ Creative Director, Edwin Burdis, who worked on the band’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ and ‘AM’ albums.’ Watch it below:
‘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’
Ogden added that the album revolves around a central character called ‘The Writer’. He explained: “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, as well as a run of support dates with The Killers.
Full details on Blossoms live dates in 2022 can be found here.