Blossoms have today revealed their brand-new single Ode To NYC and its accompanying video, directed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked on the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums. Ode To NYC is taken from Blossoms upcoming new album, Ribbon Around The Bomb which is set for release on 29th April.
Speaking about the new single, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden says:
‘Ode To NYC’ is a love letter to my favourite city and is me imagining running around the city with my wife. It also feels like a love letter to her as well. ‘I get my kicks at West 56th, we’ll go sing Sinatra’ is referring to going to watch a tribute at the Carnegie Club which is on West 56th. That club is like something from a Scorsese movie’.
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The band’s new album is produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey. Standout tracks on the record include recent singles Care For and Ribbon Around The Bomb, the latter of which Blossoms recently performed on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, as well as The Writer which deals with the fear of and frustration associated with writers block and Everything About You, one of the album’s only love songs, which Tom says is ‘as honest as they come’. Visions meanwhile contains one of the album’s key lyrics ‘Was I complete at 23’, as Tom explains. ’At 23 I had just had a number 1 album and begun my relationship with my now wife Katie. Reflecting on what I’d achieved at such a young age left me wondering, what now?’
Blossoms are playing a series of live shows in the UK this summer, including headline appearances at Y Not? and Truck Festival, as well as a run of support dates with The Killers. Full details on Blossoms live dates in 2022 are here.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut Blossoms 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? Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album and following the release of In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport in 2020, the band have now had four top 5 albums in the UK.
Blossoms brand-new single Ode To NYC is out now and the album Ribbon Around The Bomb is released on 29th April.