Blossoms have today revealed their new single If You Think This Is Real Life and its accompanying video. The video was directed by Michael Holyk, who has worked with the likes of Jake Bugg and Tom Walker previously.
If You Think This Is Real Life is the third single to be released from Blossoms’ brand-new album Foolish Loving Spaces, following Your Girlfriend and The Keeper. The Keeper was described as ‘An absolute corker’ by Dork, was a mainstay on Radio 1 and Radio 2’s playlists and received great support from Spotify and Apple Music, who included 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 recently announced a series of album launch shows for February, in support of the new album. These shows include gigs in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Stockport. Full dates are listed below.
February album launch shows:
Tue 4th – Manchester – O2 Ritz – SOLD OUT
Thu 6th – Leeds – Beckett University – SOLD OUT
Sun 9th – Preston – Blitz – SOLD OUT
Tue 11th – Stockport Plaza
Wed 12th – Stockport Plaza
Thu 13th – London – Pryzm – SOLD OUT
Sat 15th – Liverpool – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
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?