Blossoms have unveiled a new, animated short film, “Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose)”. You can check it out below.
Released yesterday, December 11, the short film was created by Edwin Burdis and animated by Astrid Goldsmith of Mock Duck Studios.
As well as vocal appearances from Blossoms, the film also includes appearances from Manchester musician Rowetta and comedian Lloyd Griffith. Writing on Twitter, Rowetta said: “Really enjoyed being a part of the gorgeous Blossoms’ short film.”
Back in November, Blossoms 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 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 on November 7 and on Amazon Prime Video starting on November 8. 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.
Last month, the band lent their support to a crowdfund campaign in aid of Manchester nightclub and venue 42’s, raffling off a number of ultra-rare items. Among the prizes up for grabs are frontman Tom Ogden’s original, handwritten lyrics to their 2018 track “I Can’t Stand It2, and the full outfit worn by the singer in the video for 2016’s “Honey Sweet”.
In a video publicizing the venue’s fundraising efforts, Ogden and drummer Joe Donovan described 42’s as “the best club in town for us.”
They also revealed they’d be donating a test pressing for “Cool Like You” made even rarer by a spelling mistake on the label, and a signed Stockport County/Blossoms mash-up football kit created by Bands F.C.