English alt-rockers Blossoms have dropped their first new music of the year with their latest single ‘Care For’.
There is only one appropriate way to describe the new track: disco-tastic. While other bands incorporate elements of the famed late-1970s genre into their established sound, Blossoms have instead gone the Foo Fighters route by embracing the genre wholesale, complete with bass pops, four-on-the-floor drums, and testicle-squeezing falsetto backing vocals.
“I spent a lot of lockdown listening to The Style Council, Diana Ross, John & Yoko’s Double Fantasy & Billy Ocean,” Tom Ogden proclaimed. “In my head, they all come together on this tune, to help create the ultimate end of the evening, wedding disco dance.”
The new track comes as the band announced the completion of their latest album about three months ago. “Yeah, we’ve done it, so it’s recorded and we’re sorting all the other stuff out now, like the artwork and all that sort of stuff,” Ogden told NME. “We’ve had a bit more time to finesse that side of it, which we haven’t had in the past so I feel like it’s going to be a real special album.”
2021 is shaping up to be a fine year for the boys from Manchester. The band were the first group to headline a major festival without social distancing or mask mandates last April. With that success under their belt, the group announced a slew of tour dates, including an appearance at the This Is Tomorrow Festival in September. The indie guys are edging ever closer to mainstream recognition, it seems.
Check out the video for ‘Care For’ down below.