Off Bloom are back with a brand new single “Love Actually,” a tropical-flavored self-effacing love song made with their good friend and rising Danish producer Vera. Available worldwide
and on all digital platforms from today, “Love Actually” comes with a fun, lo-fi music video, shot in the band’s London apartment by Aria Baradar.
In the midst of a hefty post-house party hangover, the band wrote the song while inspired by a lot of 90’s/00’s music they were listening to at the time. Everything from Natalie Imbruglia to Green Day to Blink 182 and Avril Lavinge, “listening to music from that era opened up a more organic and fresh sound where all of a sudden everything felt new,” the trio continues. “It felt like going back to the roots and a more "innocent" time.”
The song itself is about “being so in love it's almost unhealthy, but you can’t help yourself from falling! The feeling that something is almost too good to be true and you’re slightly dreading what's to come but feeling ecstatic at the same time. A time where everything is about sex and fighting and constantly trying to figure out what's happening inside the other person’s head.”
“Love Actually” follows last year’s 5-track “Lover Like Me” EP, which included the feisty “Shut Up And Let Me Walk” and Hudson Mohawke-produced kiss-off “Rockefe11a (F**k That To Be Honest),” and their breakthrough debut EP “Love To Hate It.”
Off Bloom’s unique, boundary-pushing sound is the perfect melding of Scandinavian electro-pop and a new wave of UK and US beats with global influences. The band is from the same forward-thinking young Danish scene as MØ, Liss, Vera and Vasco, and have worked with the likes of Two Inch Punch, Kid Harpoon and AlunaGeorge.
Last week Off Bloom announced they would be joining Alma on the road in Europe from May 21st to June 5th. For a full list of tour dates go to www.offbloom.com
Having just released their 5-track Lover Like Me EP, rising Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom today share a steamy, sensual video for the confident title track,
directed by Abbie Stephens. Watch it HERE.
Speaking about the video, the band had this to say, “The 'Lover Like Me' video is the last chapter of the video trilogy that we have made in connection with the EP. Every video has one of the primary colors as a theme and they are all linked together. 'Shut Up And Let Me Walk' is yellow and aggressive and 'rockefe11a' is red and mellow! ‘Lover Like Me’ has a blue theme and moves in more emotional, sensual universes dominated by reflections, doubled images and contorted frames. It plays with the idea of craving a lover like yourself and the gross and narcissistic elements in that but also the very human thing of wanting your lover to be as close to you and to know you like you know yourself."
Alongside the title track, the EP includes feisty single "Shut Up And Let Me Walk", the Hudson Mohawke-produced kiss-off “Rockefe11a (F**k That To Be Honest),” glittering four-to-the-floor workout “Golden Dreams,” down-tempo 2-step number “Hey Bae.” "This EP is about love, sex, frustration, intoxication and of course loyalty loyalty loyalty,” Off Bloom have previously revealed. "It's a culmination of tracks that came together at very different times of our lives, all representing what we were feeling at the time, but with a similar vibe running through them.
The Lover Like Me EP comes after previous single “Falcon Eye,” the follow up to the Anglo-Danish trio’s breakthrough debut EP Love To Hate It, a unique collection of music which led to plaudits from publications including The FADER and i-D and to them supporting the likes of pop sensation Dua Lipa and indie-pop darlings Fickle Friends on tour this year.
Following the release of their feisty new single “Shut Up And Let Me Walk” and the Hudson Mohawke-produced kiss-off “Rockefe11a (F**k That To Be Honest)” plus
headlining dates in Los Angeles, New York City and festival appearances including rousing sets at Reading & Leeds, rising Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom announce a brand new 5-track EP
titled “Lover Like Me.”
Due out on October 20th via Capitol Records, the EP includes the aforementioned tracks plus three new offerings – the first taste of which is the glittering four-to-the-floor workout “Golden Dreams.” "Golden Dreams is about being intoxicated, it's about going out partying and not giving a damn. When you need to let off steam or get too caught up in your own life drama, just go out with your friends, drink beers and have fun. The song is about being in the moment and living life at it's most carefree, in a golden dream."
Speaking about the EP, the band commented, "This EP is about love, sex, frustration, intoxication and of course loyalty, loyalty, loyalty. It's a culmination of tracks that came together at very different times of our lives, all representing what we were feeling at the time, but with a similar vibe running through them. When we go into the studio and write a new song it's all about being honest to the feeling in the room. So when we were feeling frustrated about whatever was going on in our lives at the time, be it a friend who said something dumb, boys/girls etc, that's when 'Shut Up And Let Me Walk' was created.
This group of songs represents the last 3-4 months of our lives - our ups and downs, our fuck-ups and successes, our loves and losses. We had an amazing time creating this EP and got to experience so much, and those experiences shaped the music, for instance working with our musical hero Hudson Mohawke. Really we just want to connect to the people listening to these tracks and hopefully some people will see themselves in them and in us and want to join the bloominati."
The “Lover Like Me” EP comes after previous single “Falcon Eye,” the follow up to the Anglo-Danish trio’s breakthrough debut EP “Love To Hate It.”
The trio - Mette on vocals and Mads & Alex on production - formed in Copenhagen but recently moved to London. Their unique, boundary-pushing sound is the perfect melding of Scandinavian electro pop and a new wave of UK and US beats with global influences. The band is from the same forward-thinking young Danish scene as MØ, Liss, Vera and Vasco, have worked with the likes of Two Inch Punch, Kid Harpoon and AlunaGeorge and have more exciting collaborations in the pipeline. Watch this space.