Nearing the last few years of the previous decade, Blossoms bloomed into the chart-topping cynically romantic indie-pop band they are today, seemingly out of nowhere.
With the release of their third album Foolish Loving Spaces, the fivesome are hoping to receive their second number one after working hard to achieve the likes of Your Girlfriend and The Keeper.
Remembering all the surreal moments of selling out shows and travelling around the world to provide fans with the otherworldly experience of their music in concert, frontman Tom Ogden recalled a moment the band met some of the world’s biggest musicians in mere moments.
Witnessing some of Hollywood’s most talented people stroll through the door would be a baffling moment for anyone, even if they are Stockport’s very own Blossoms.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, the 26-year-old said: ‘When we were in Los Angeles one time, we ended up in the Sunset Marquis bar.
‘And all at one time Damian Marley was in there, Julian Lennon, Charlie Sheen and Alex Turner were in there. We were like, “What the f*** are we doing in here?”
He continued: ‘You looked around and they were the people in the room and that was kind of strange. But then we got drunk with Alex Turner that was great. That was a fun memory.’
Blossoms got to live every music fans dream in one night and soon – with their popularity rising at an impressive pace – hanging out with the likes of Arctic Monkeys’ frontman and Damian Marley won’t be so shocking.
With the gospel influences from rock band Primal Scream, stylings from Talking Heads and the ingenious originality in Tom’s lyrics, their high chance of getting their number one comes with no surprise.
Discussing the creation of his lyrics, Tom dwelled on the use of romanticism and cynicism in some of their songs, especially The Keeper.
‘Them two words just sum me up as a person to be honest,’ the singer explained. ‘That’s me, so that just comes natural to me. When you’re writing songs about heartbreak, it’s easier to be honest and it sounds great.
‘There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls), another one of our songs, it’s honest and it sounds great.’
Tom added: ‘Whereas when you’re saying “I love you” and “I think you’re great” like that’s a shit song title. If I wanna tell someone I’m in love with them, I’ll always to put a bit of a spin like, “Let’s spend this life as one until we’re bones.”’
Tom’s cynicism helped birth fantastic melodies and profound lyrics, the kind that fans have been streaming non-stop to help Blossoms possibly celebrate their (possible) number one album.
Whether the Cut Me And I’ll Bleed musicians reach their goal or not, the party is still a-go.
‘You kind of have to book somewhere to have a party even if you get to number two,’ he joked. ‘We didn’t get anything printed off that said “Number 1”, you know, just in case…’
Foolish Loving Spaces is out now.
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