Blossoms have revealed a brand-new single “Care For” and its accompanying video. The video is directed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ former Creative Director who worked on the band’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums.
Speaking about “Care For,” Tom Ogden of Blossoms says: “I spent a lot of lockdown listening to The Style Council, Diana Ross, John & Yoko’s Double Fantasy & Billy Ocean. In my head, they all come together on this tune, to help create the ultimate end of the evening, wedding disco dance.”
Blossoms most recent studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces went to No.1 on the UK album chart and featured the singles “The Keeper” and “Your Girlfriend.” The band also released a double album In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport last year, which charted at No.5 on the UK album chart, making the band the only act to have had two different albums in the Top 5 in 2020. Blossoms have now sold 604,747 albums in their career to date worldwide, including more than 340,000 in the UK and have amassed over 484 million global streams, including 319 million in the UK.
The band has been relatively quiet since that 2020 success, though. Back in November of last year, they released a double A-side, “Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose)”/”It’s Going To Be A Cold Winter.” Produced by James Skelly of The Coral and Rich Turvey (who also co-produced “Care For”), who both worked on the band’s second studio album Cool Like You, “Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose)” features the Stockport Junior Voices Choir from the band’s hometown.
Blossoms also released their latest documentary Back To Stockport on YouTube in November of 2020. Back To Stockport flashes back to Stockport County FC’s Edgeley Park where the band performed a homecoming show in June 2019. It features behind-the-scenes moments with Blossoms and individual interviews as well as footage from the performance itself.