Blossoms have confirmed details of their fourth album, ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’, set for release on April 29th. Never a band to rest on their laurels, the Stockport five-piece have also released the title track from the forthcoming record. You can listen to the new single and watch the video, directed by Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, Edwin Burdis, HERE.
‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ will also include 70’s-inspired 2021 single, ‘Care For’, and will reportedly focus around a central character, ‘The Writer’, which frontman and songwriter, Tom Ogden says represents himself. ‘The Writer’s Theme’ and ‘The Writer’ are titles featured on the tracklist, which you can see in full below.
Ogden says of the album: “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.”
Fresh off the back of their local headline arena show at Manchester’s AO Arena, and with festival headline slots around the corner in 2022, this latest announcement signals another potentially huge year for one of the leading names in British indie.
‘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
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