Irish talent Blooms delivers beautiful, poignant electronic music. After some time away from her craft, she has returned with a single that explores honesty and betrayal. Known for her melancholic single, Fall, Blooms has continued to refine her atmospheric and cinematic sound. New single, Bare Bones, is a vulnerable piece that narrates a sensitive tale.
We talk to Blooms about the edge of darkness, relationship dynamics and power searching.
What does creating music mean to you?
I’m someone who sits closer to the edge of darkness rather than light and writing music helps me process at time’s some deep, dark shit. It’s cathartic and it’s essential. I’ve been writing songs in some form since I was about 11 and it’s just part of me.
I’m fascinated by relationships. The dynamics, the foundation, the landscape of long term love, the spark in the short term. Writing music allows me to explore those feelings whether they draw on my own experiences or someone else’s.
What’s the concept behind your new song?
It’s a break up song, a look at cowardice and dishonesty. We live in a time where you can hide behind so much. You don’t have to look someone in the eye to hurt them. You can ghost someone, you can slate someone online, you can meet someone new behind your significant other’s back. Bare Bones is searching for some power. If you’re going to hurt me can you at least tell me first, tell me to my face, treat me with some respect.
How has lockdown affected your musical creativity?
I’ve definitely been writing more. I’ve been reconnecting with some musical friends and sharing ideas. I think if anything this quiet period gave me space to really think about putting music out and starting over. I’m exploring the idea of connection in my writing. How can we connect deeply without touch, without date nights, without socialising? It’s an interesting time.
Growing up, who were your musical muses?
My dad loved Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel, Debbie Harry, Annie Lennox so that’s what I grew up with. Those were the people I adored. Then of course The Spice Girls were such a massive influence in my younger days. It’s always been a real mix of ballsy female empowerment and great poetic songwriting.
If you were to collaborate with one artist in the future, who would that be?
Hmmm, James Blake is the first person who comes to mind. I love everything he creates. His stuff on Beyonce’s Lemonade album is so subtle and stunning. His first album was such a massive influence on me early on in Blooms.