Taking the leap from Paris to Brighton 3 years ago, Arnaud Bernard or BLOWSOM, a variant of the word ‘blossom’, has grown from his French roots into an superlative electro pop act. His youth immersed in music took him to explore music it all it’s avenues, from the likes of his progressive rock band where he cut his songwriting teeth, to French heavyweights Phoenix, Yuksek and Justice which inspire his new contemporary vision.
BLOWSOM has realised his creative potential, and only needs his voice, guitar, keyboard and sampler to mystify audiences at the likes of “FAUST”, “Les Bains”, “Le Point Ephémère” in Paris, or the festival “Les 24H de l’INSA” in Lyon. His debut EP Stand Out connected with fans and tastemakers across the world, garnering millions of streams with placements on the coveted Spotify curated playlists New Music Friday France and New Electro, Fresh Touch and Sunny.
Ahead of the forthcoming EP Last Call, Arnaud whets our appetites with Old 21 that spins a narrative no doubt close to home for any listener, the concept of growing up – exploring themes of nostalgia, youth and maturity in this slick disco-infused electro pop cut. BLOWSOM boldly puts his artistic cards on the table with grooving finesse and indelible melody that displays all sides of his sound with aplomb.
On the narrative behind Old 21, BLOWSOM shares “This track is about the Peter Pan syndrome, which is when you don’t want to grow. Nostalgia, maturity are the main themes of the song. Also how weird it is to feel old when you are only 21 years old.”