Scottish Melodic Hardcore Band Bloom Releases First Single “Dismantle”
RELEASE DATE: 20th MARCH
Bloom is a Melodic Hardcore band founded by guitarist and songwriter Callum Millar, alongside members of the North East based Metalcore band Still Standing. The release of their debut single “Dismantle” (March 20th) is the first track to be showcased from their upcoming EP “There is Nothing Left Here for Me” (Release date TBA).
After writing a handful of songs Millar turned to Max Bettsworth of Still Standing to lend his vocal capabilities to the newly formed project. Together the two began constructing lyrics and recording vocals for what would become their debut EP. “Dismantle” is a fully self-produced effort, recorded mixed and mastered by guitar player Callum Millar.
The lyrical content of “Dismantle” discusses the feelings of loss and how it can leave you feeling despondent. The accusing nature of the lyrics clearly place the blame for these feelings of despair on another person, a common theme throughout the EP.
Influences range from the obvious such as Defeater, Counterparts, Casey and Hundredth to less likely candidates such as pop bands like The Neighbourhood and The 1975. Bloom’s music is created with mood and emotion in mind, instrumentally laying an energetic foundation on which to place honest and personal lyrics. Mixing quiet and atmospheric parts with hard hitting heavy sections to make the listener feel a connection with the song.
On Bloom’s debut single and EP, Millar had this to say: “With this band I really wanted to write music that made me feel the way that my favourite bands do. The first few songs I wrote were written with no clear idea of an end goal in mind, and when I decided to go with the Melodic Hardcore route I wrote Dismantle. It’s my favourite song on the EP (mainly because of the end) and I thought it would make a good first single because I think it shows where I was when I wrote the EP and also the direction the band will likely take in the future. I don’t know how it will be received but I hope it finds its audience.”