Blossoms Premieres New Song “To Do List (After The Break Up)” featuring Findlay on BBC Radio 1
British alt-pop band Blossoms, consisting of Tom Ogden (lead vocals), Charlie Salt (bass), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards), is back. The band premiered a new song “To Do List (After The Break Up)” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is their first music since the fourth studio album “Ribbon Around the Bomb”, which was released in April 2022.
This time, the band teamed up with British singer-songwriter Findlay on the track.
The track was written by Findlay, Charles Salt, Joseph Donovan, Joshua Dewhurst, Myles Kellock, Rupi Kaur, and Thomas Ogden. Produced by James Skelly.
The band frontman Tom Ogden said of the song, “We initially kicked the song around as a band in a way that we did when we first started – all in the round together at our rehearsal room. It’s something we’ve not really been able to do for a long time but it felt so natural and euphoric for the five of us! Some of the song’s DNA lies within the local Manchester bands we grew up listening to from our parents’ record collections, bands like New Order and James.”
- He continued, “Lyrically our songs have sometimes been inspired by books and short stories. Last January we came across the poem ‘To Do List (After The Breakup)’ by Rupi Kaur and thought it captured the feeling of heartbreak so accurately and it struck a chord with us (literally!). We thought it was a great concept for a song and reached out to Rupi about using some of her words and she kindly gave us permission to use them. We had always imagined the track as a duet, so we got in touch with singer Findlay who’s work we’ve been fans of for years. She loved the song and was up for getting involved and that really was the final piece of the puzzle for us.”
Blossoms told Clara Amfo about the song, “'To Do List (After The Break Up)' got inspired by a poem of the same name by Rubicon. We were channeling some of the great Manchester bands influence on us, like New Order and James. I always imagine the song was a duet when I wrote it. So we reached out to our friend Findlay, who had been a funnel for a while and she's also from Stockport.”
Blossoms shared on social media, “We kicked this song around as a band, in a way that we did when we first started. All in the round together at our rehearsal room. It's something we've not really been able to do for a long time but it felt so natural and euphoric for the five of us. Big up to our mate Findlay for bringing some magic to the song. As produced by James Skelly, We hope you love it as much as we do!”
Photo by Nathan Mstewart
- source : BBC Radio 1