Today Blossom released “So Cool” off her forthcoming project Tease! Blossom fans will recognize the single from some of her performances around town, as she’s already worked the song—along with a couple other new tracks—into some of her live sets. I was fortunate enough to get an advanced listen to her eight-track project in full, and can confidently say that “So Cool” is one of my favorites.
The entire album is produced by Portland’s HOT16 (Dan Kinto), and its first single has a breezy, summer-day-party vibe. Bookended by a succession of finger-snaps and seguing into jazzy trumpets and a danceable beat, Blossom’s enticing lyrics encourage us to take a trip, take a dip, and take a sip. “Let’s take at trip down to the strip where we can find a pool and take a dip/Got shots for us lets take a sip/Get real drunk the night is what you make of it.” Yep, this song sounds like a typical dream-night out with one of Portland's most gregarious and captivating rising stars. It's definitely a vibe.
The song will no-doubt be in heavy rotation as Blossom graces outdoor stages over the next few months. (In the meantime, you can peep her at Holocene on May 25.) And the song's already earned a permanent spot on my Summer17 playlist. The 7’’ single is currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp, and is also streaming on Soundcloud. Happy listening!