Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Blossoms: ‘Care For’ Is An Ode To Old-School Love Songs

Stockport-based indie quintent Blossoms have returned with new single ‘Care For’, their latest release since Christmas anthems ‘Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose)’ and ‘It’s Going To Be A Cold Winter’.

 Although it’s not a festive track, ‘Care For’ brings with it an air of nostalgia, similar to the two December releases, as it uses a steady beat led by instrumentation rather than synth-pop production. 

The single artwork of a black and white heart stitched together also possesses an air of maturity and nostalgia, different to the shimmering colourful tones of the band’s previous synth heavy albums such as ‘Cool Like You’.

Whilst this track sees the band delving into the world of music influenced by the likes of ABBA with its old school tone, defined by the strings played by Rosie Danvers, it still rings true to the band’s indie roots. On the first listen, parallels to ‘The Keeper’ (the lead single from the band’s 2020 album ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’) can be drawn, as both tracks feature similar melodies and piano backings – with both tracks setting the tone for their respective albums, it seems that Blossoms have found a perfect formula and are sticking with it.


Taking the form of a traditional love song, the track was aptly released after lead singer Tom Ogden’s wedding to band member Joe Donovan’s sister – the lyrics ‘’she stops me in motion’’ and ‘’won’t you please piece my heart back together again’’ capture the heartfelt and intimate feel of the track. 

It seems to be a fun song which the band really enjoyed making, reflected in the sensory psychedelic-esque music video, which indicates the band’s chemistry as they are trapped inside a bubble of their own musical world. This song is bound to make you smile and, with such a strong opening track, I’m sure that diehard Blossoms fans are eagerly awaiting the band’s fourth album.



Amrit Virdi

@_amritvirdi @thevinylwriter

Image: Care For Single Artwork

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