Leather-Bound Listens: Blossoms new self-titled album

One of my favourite little things in life is finding a new band that I just fall head over heels for, and lately that’s been Blossoms. Now, I’m fully aware that I’m late to the party on this one, but as it so happens my timing perfectly coordinated with the release of Blossoms first full studio album. And just let me tell you, this whole album has been on repeat for weeks!


Photography by myself.
Photography by myself.

The new self-titled album released by Blossom has been much-anticipated by long time fans everywhere (especially in the UK) and the general consensus is…this does not disappoint! Without sounding like the same eight chords played over and over, Blossoms songs sound like the perfect flow of music, no matter if you decide to play them in order or on shuffle. This particularly struck me, because as most artists put songs in a certain order (not unlike this album, I’m sure) Blossoms makes sense as an album on shuffle as well – not an easy feat for even the most seasoned of artists.

Each song is integrated with familiar sounds attributed to the 70s and 80s era of music. It is easy to hear that there was a lot of thought put in to the use of the synthesiser in conjunction to all the other acoustic instruments.

Although fans had to wait a long time, I think I can speak for most when I say that the time was most certainly worth it. So much so to me that, I immediately bought tickets to the concert nearest me on their UK tour this fall!

Recommend: My favourite songs on the album are Honey Sweet, At Most A Kiss, On To Her Bed, and Blow.