Hot on the heels of a sold out, six-date North American tour, Blossoms return today with a new single, “The Keeper,” which received its first play as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World on BBC Radio 1. The song is taken from the band’s highly anticipated third studio full-length, Foolish Loving Spaces [pre-order HERE], set for release on January 31 2020 [Avenue A/Virgin EMI].
“The Keeper” offers fans the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their summer single, “Your Girlfriend,” which has racked up over 10 million combined streams worldwide. Watch the James Slater-directed video HERE. . 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 color 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.
Speaking about the inspiration for the album, the band explains: “The album is a pure celebration of love in all of its splendid and baffling guises, toying with the so-called sins of lust and forbidden infatuation. It’s inspired by a summer spent listening to ‘Stop Making Sense’, ‘The Joshua Tree’ & ‘Screamadelica’