Blooms first burst onto the scene in 2014 with her dark blend of electro-pop and debut EP, ‘If’. The Irish born artist has won the acclaim of the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Noisey, Complex and Clash Magazine. With very few releases over the last few years, Blooms is back with a new deeply personal track ‘Text Me When You Get Home’. The haunting track reflects upon women’s safety, a theme that has been in the public eye of late in the UK.
Blooms shares more on what inspired her to write the track:
I wrote the song as a reaction to the Sarah Everard story. I lived in London. I walked through parks on my own to get home. I have been that girl. We have all been that girl but the outcome of her story broke my heart. There’s definitely a sadness to the song. We all want the people we care about to let us know that they’re safe, to let us know they got home ok. It should be so simple but it’s not.
Blooms’ new track highlights the hard-hitting reality of all the actions that women and girls feel they must take themselves to try and stay safe in a culture of male harassment and violence against them. The murder of Sarah Everard and more recently Sabina Ness appalled the whole nation and ignited protests and calls for reform in a society where women are told to change their behaviour instead of the men committing the assaults.
Blooms’ silvery vocals float across glistening synths creating a chilling soundscape that capture the track’s themes. An empowering offering that many will relate to, this is an inspiring and authentic comeback for the artist.