Blossoms have today revealed the acoustic version of their current single The Keeper, out now via Virgin EMI. The original version of the track, released last month has been described as ‘An absolute corker’ by Dork and has received great support from Spotify and Apple Music, with Apple Music including the track on their Today’s Hits playlist.
Blossoms new album Foolish Loving Spaces was produced by the band’s consistent and talented team of James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Tom Ogden’s increasingly direct lyrical range turns album three into a romantic page-turner of light and shade, while its divergent moods are supplied by Myles Kellock’s piano and keyboard lines, careering from urgent stabs of TV game show-theme synth to more classic, rolling notes. The record’s multi-instrumental colour and widescreen sound is provided by pedal steel / lead guitarist Josh Dewhurst, while Joe Donovan on drums and Charlie Salt on bass bring fluidly danceable grooves throughout, complemented on occasion by a wall of gospel harmony.
The band will play an extensive run of shows as part of their UK tour in March 2020. The dates include a night at Manchester Arena, as well as three nights at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. This summer saw Blossoms play their biggest gig to date – a triumphant, hometown show at Stockport County’s 20,000 capacity Edgeley Park, which sold out in minutes and was described as a ‘slam-dunk’ by NME. They launched their ‘Blossoms Pubcast’ in March, which has topped the iTunes podcast charts.
Listen to ‘The Keeper’ (Acoustic) – BELOW:
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut full length topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last?