Friday 22 November 2019

LISTEN: Max Bloom - 'Bottle'

Psssst. New today - Bottle from Max Bloom. It's his third solo single of the year and it's a really honest, personal one. After eight years of playing and touring as the frontman of Yuck, the breakdown of an eight-year-long relationship proved the catalyst to him making his own music in 2017, as his tastes began to shift from those which informed Yuck. The creation of solo material was, for Max, a way of processing the changes he was experiencing at the time, without the pressure of an established audience or a sound to follow. The result is a project which is experimental, open and intimate. 

Talking about Bottle in particular, Max explains that "this song is about the moment when my ex-girlfriend and I ended our relationship after 8 years. It was just after Christmas, and we met up in a busy bar in Soho. She gave me a bag of Christmas presents from her family. She broke her stoicism for one second to say the words ‘I always thought that we’d be together forever,’ and I completely broke down. Suddenly, for the first time in 8 years, I found myself completely alone. I’ve come a long way since then, but the way I felt at that moment will stay with me forever.”

Max Bloom heads on his first solo UK tour this December, dates as follows and events/info here.

4th: Headrow House, Leeds
5th: The Library, Oxford
6th: Cafe Kino, Leeds
7th: Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool
8th: Jimmy's, Manchester
9th: Paper Dress Vintage, London

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