Blossom Caldarone piqued our interest with her recent EP, Not My Stories To Tell. We didn’t know much about Blossom, so thought we’d have a chat with her to find out more.
Hey Blossom, how the devil are you?
I’m doing really well thank you! A little bit hungover…
Where are you right now?
I’m in my living room watching Four Weddings and a Funeral.
What have you been up to today?
My friends and I had a housewarming party last night, hence the hangover, so just cleaning and watching TV really.
Introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m Blossom, I’m a singer-songwriter and I play the piano and cello.
What can you tell us about your new EP, Not My Stories To Tell, in two sentences?
It’s a little bit sad at points but also has some disco moments. I love it.
‘House Party No. 1’ is a cracking song, what can you tell me about it?
I started writing the words at the first house party I went to when I was 14. It was rubbish and I just felt a bit empty and deflated by the end. The song definitely has sad undertones; it’s about neglect and being a teenager.
I’m also a big fan of ‘Bed’. What’s it all about?
It’s about a boy my mum knew when she was younger. I wrote it during a time where I felt my personal life was so boring so I decided to take inspiration from hers instead
What does the songwriting process look like for you?
I always start on the piano and try and write the basic song; just chords and lyrics. I think it’s important for a song to be well written before you start adding instrumentation and production; those songs always stand the test of time.
Generally these days, success is measured in YouTube views and Spotify streams, what does success look like to you?
I think success is just happiness really! I know it’s cliche.
How do you go about writing and choosing which songs to record?
For me, it’s always clear which songs are my favourites and they always seem the natural ones to choose. I sometimes play them to people and see what they think too; it’s about getting balance with that though as it’s easy to be influenced by what others say.
I read your interview with Line Of Best Fit where you said all your songs are about real people. Have you got plenty of stories left?
As long as I know people, there will be stories! Everyone’s life has so many twists and turns.
And is there anything you wouldn’t write a song about?
There’s a few times I’ve written about something extremely personal and have just decided it will never be released. I’ve got a few songs I can’t sing without crying. I’ll always write what I need to write but won’t always let people hear it.
My girlfriend is from Tewkesbury, whereabouts are you from in Gloucestershire, and can you tell us the best and the worst thing about your hometown?
I’m from Gloucester! The best thing is the people; they’re much friendlier there. The worst thing is sometimes the pace, I don’t think we realise how quickly things get done in London. I went to get some photos developed the other day and the wait time was two weeks…
When was the last time you were starstruck?
I saw Paddy McGuiness a few months ago; big fan.
Is social media a pain in the butt for artists, or a valuable tool for connecting with fans?
It’s both really, a pain in the butt mostly but also great for sharing what you’re up to with your music. It’s interactive which is great; it means you can really see how people react to things.
What’s next for you?
I have a single coming out early 2020 and a collaboration with another artist too. I’m really excited to put both out!
If you could recommend one song to hear this week, what would it be?
‘Sophie’ by Arlo Parks, the song really makes me think of school
What’s the question we should have asked you today but haven’t?
What makes you happy? (I have a different answer for it every hour usually)
Finally, how do you take your coffee? Or alcohol?
I go through phases. Right here, right now…it’s no way at all as I’m just drinking tap water.
To find out more about Blossom you should check out her socials.