Blossoms have revealed brand-new single ‘To Do List (After The Breakup)’ featuring Findlay.
The single is the band’s first new music since their third No.1 album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’, which released in April 2022.
Produced by long-term producer James Skelly, ‘To Do List (After The Breakup)’ is inspired by Rupi Kaur’s poem of the same name, taken from her book Milk and Honey.
Discussing the new single the band’s singer and lyricist Tom Ogden commented, “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.
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.”
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‘To Do List (After The Breakup)’ is the first song to be released on Blossoms new record label ODD SK, in partnership with The Orchard.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. They have achieved five Top 5 albums in the UK, including their ‘In Isolation / Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport’ release, which featured a full live set from the band’s ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ album launch show on at Stockport Plaza.
The English quintet is due to open for Inhaler at their upcoming Dublin show this November before heading to the US for a string of shows, including a support slot with New Order in Los Angeles. They’ve also recently been confirmed as part of the line-up for Tom Grennan’s huge London show at Finsbury Park next summer.
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