- 23 Jun 20
The track is the first single off Bittersweet Crimson, Bloom’s upcoming album.
Irish folk singer Luka Bloom has released a single from his upcoming album, Bittersweet Crimson.
Titled ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things,’ the track is the first that fans have heard from Bloom’s new album, which comes out on July 20th.
As its title suggests, ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things’ is an ode to the ordinary. Backed by delicate classical guitar, Bloom sings about the simple pleasures of summer: diving off a pier, sitting in the sun, listening to a blackbird sing.
Bloom said on his website that a “glorious” summer at his County Clare home inspired him to write these scenes. “I wanted to celebrate the simplicity of life moving outdoors,” he said, “coming together and having a laugh doing ordinary things.”
Bloom added that “this feels even more perfect now, in 2020,” alluding to the poignancy these lyrics take on as the COVID-19 crisis forces us indoors.
Bloom recorded ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things’ in Dublin just before the quarantine began. Guitarist Steve Cooney, drummer Robbie Harris, bassist Jon O’Connell and fiddler Adam Shapiro also appear on the track, which they produced at Windmill Lane studios.
County Sligo Singer Niamh Farrell contributed the track’s spectral backing vocals remotely after lockdown took effect.
Over several days of collaboration, the musicians also recorded ten more songs for the album. Like ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things,’ these songs were written by Bloom at his County Clare home over the past two years.
Bittersweet Crimson will be the twenty-second release in Bloom’s career of more than fifty years. Bloom got his start touring with his older brother, folk singer Christy Moore, but soon earned recognition for his own poetic songwriting and unique guitar style.
Check out Bloom’s latest single, ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things,’ on his website.