new music: bloom’s ‘sinses ep’ is an otherworldly ode to longing #soundcheck

January 27, 2017

There’s something otherworldly about Bloom’s SINSES EP. Sounding something like a transmission of Grace Jones reflected back off the moons of Jupiter, her ethereal voice jumps from a contralto moan to starry heights in the span of a single word. Songs like “XCHXO!” and “Raindrops” glimmer with stardust and longing, while Dylan Brady’ production drapes everything in a veil of reverb and beats just out of earshot. Bloom is a master of the slow build, with album highlight “Imagination” exploding in beauty, pain, and ecstasy. “Have you ever seen stars in the ceiling all alone in your bedroom?”

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor