Tuesday 4 June 2024

Blossoms announce details of their fifth studio album ‘Gary’

Blossoms have today returned the long awaited news of their fifth studio album entitled Gary, due out September 20th. Having teased over the weekend by driving around Stockport with a giant gorilla on the back of a flatbed truck embellished with a telephone number to call, the band have finally lifted the covers on the highly anticipated release. Fans lucky enough to get through to the number were met with a voicemail that led them through options to hear snippets of the forthcoming LP. The title track “Gary” video features cameo appearances from Rick Astley and Sean Dyche, who reprises his role from Blossoms’ previous video “What Can I Say After I’m Sorry?” which received widespread media attention upon its release in May. Speaking about the new track “Gary” and its accompanying video, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden says:‘The video is directed by myself and my brother Ewan Ogden and it picks up where our last video left off. The song is based on a true story I heard on the radio last year - Gary the 8-foot fibreglass Gorilla was stolen from Reynard Garden in Carluke, Scotland. We’ve recreated the story on screen with Rick Astley playing Andrew Scott, the owner of the garden centre, and the band stealing Gary. This video was so much fun to make and was shot again on 16mm film, on location around Stockport, the Peak District, and Derbyshire.The song itself is the centrepiece of the album and after toying with different titles, we kept going back to Gary. In the end, it could only be ‘Gary’. Adding more detail about the new album he goes on to share ‘The heart of this record is about the five of us recording live in a room together for the first time in years. We wanted to capture the energy of what it’s like when five friends decide to start a band and make music together.We collaborated more than we ever have on this record too, and alongside working with long-time collaborator James Skelly, we brought in Josh and CMAT (Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson). We hired an AirBnB on the seafront in Anglesey and locked ourselves away for the writing session with Ciara and it was one of the most inspiring few days we’ve had as a band. During the writing process, we were listening to a lot of Bowie, Blondie, and Hall & Oates.’ Take a watch for yourselves below.

Blossoms are supporting Tom Grennan at Gunnersbury Park on 10 August and play festivals including Isle of Wight and TRSNMT, before the band’s biggest headline gig to date at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester on Sunday 25 August. For more information on the band’s live performances, visit their website.

Blossoms’ new album ‘Gary’ is out on 20 September and the title track is available to listen to now.

Album tracklist:
Big Star
What Can I Say After I'm Sorry?
I Like Your Look
Perfect Me
Slow Down
Why Do I Give You The Worst Of Me?


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