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BLOSSOMS Share New ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’ Single ‘Ode To NYC,’ Announce Summer Tour Dates

The album is out April 29.

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Ahead of the April 29 release of BLOSSOMS’ forthcoming album Ribbon Around The Bomb, the British alternative band have shared the project’s latest single “Ode To NYC.” The Big Apple homage arrives alongside an accompanying monochromatic music video, directed by Edwin Burdis, reminiscent of the graffiti and other art forms that still paint the city.

Speaking of the record, BLOSSOMS frontman shared: “‘Ode To NYC’ is a love letter to my favorite city and is me imagining running around the city with my wife. It also feels like a love letter to her as well. ‘I get my kicks at West 56th, we’ll go sing Sinatra’ is referring to going to watch a tribute at the Carnegie Club which is on West 56th. That club is like something from a Scorsese movie.”

Blossoms - Ode To NYC (Official Video)

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In August, the band will bring their celebration of New York a few more blocks downtown for a night of music at Irving Plaza. The band will perform at the popular venue on August 16 as one of two North American tour dates announced alongside the release of “Ode To NYC.” On August 18, BLOSSOMS will take the stage at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater. Tickets are available now via the official BLOSSOMS website.

Ribbon Around The Bomb will have been out in the world for a few months when the pair of shows take place. “Ode To NYC” joins the album’s title-track as the band’s most recent singles ahead of release.

“While on tour in 2019 in Mexico, I visited Frida Kahlo’s house. Looking at her paintings on show, someone had described one of them as being like a ‘ribbon around a bomb’. I immediately thought that it was a great title for a song and album because of the imagery that it evoked in my mind,” Ogden explained of the project’s title. “I thought about how lots of things in life could be described as being a ribbon around a bomb in the sense that as people we often dress things up which have a darkness lying beneath them.”

Pre-order Ribbon Around The Bomb, out April 29.

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