The acclaimed British indie pop band have released their fourth single from their upcoming album, Ribbon Around The Bomb, out April 29.

The music video for Blossoms’ newest single is directed by Edwin Burdis, the creative director behind Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums.

Frontman Tom Ogden says,

“I once saw a Blossoms fan page describe me as ‘The Sulking Poet’ and I thought that was a great name for a song. I have been told that I need to smile more from time to time. This song touches on the imposter syndrome I’ve sometimes felt in the past. How did I get here? Do I deserve it? Should I be enjoying myself more?”

The song follows previously released singles for their upcoming album ‘Care For’, ‘Ode NYC’, and title track ‘Ribbon Around the Bomb’.

Speaking about the inspiration and meaning behind the album’s title, 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.”

Currently gearing up to play a series of live shows and festivals in the UK this summer as well as a run of support dates with The Killers, Blossoms have also announced plans to return to the US with two shows confirmed in New York City and Los Angeles this summer.

The band are set to play Irving Plaza in New York on August 16, followed by a show at Los Angeles’ iconic El Rey Theater on August 18. Tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Madeleine Penfold
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