Between a guitar teacher who went to jail after only four classes and multiple denials from record labels, BLOWSOM had to rely really quickly on his unstoppable drive to write hisv artistic story.
Far from traditional trajectories and music academy’s benches, BLOWSOM took cover behind his computer and it’s with the help of the internet that the young Arnaud learned each instrument, one by one: drums, bass, keyboard and of course guitar, he learned it all. It’s thanks to this musical knowledge, that BLOWSOM is able to share his story with the
When the labels’ door stayed closed, BLOWSOM naturally decided to create his own label: 1901 Records, to gift his music to anyone who’d like to hear it. Under a year after the release of 1901 - PART I, his first EP completely auto produced, BLOWSOM is back with 1901 - PART II, new chapter set to come out on May 27th.
Funny and touching at the same time, BLOWSOM’s spontaneity and the awkwardness of his irony (that became his brand on social media), allow the artist to wander all fields of image without ever being off topic. With his sidekick director César Tresca, they created the whole visual aesthetic of a character suited to his music: an ingenious mix of self depreciation and great sensibility, perfectly balanced by his honesty.
All along the tracks, BLOWSOM seduces not only the public opinion (over 10 Million streams on Spotify) but also medias and streaming platforms that never miss an opportunity to support him (Konbini, Jack, Earmilk, Brain, Les Inrockuptibles, playlists: Spotify Indie Pop, Bedroom Pop, Fresh Finds, Today’s Indie Rock and many other).
With 1901 - PART II, BLOWSOM continues to unveil himself with a growing generosity. If some are still skittish to show their true emotions, BLOWSOM gives us his heart on a silver platter and reveals himself: an ordinary guy that copes with his lack of confidence through his music and keeps believing in the one true love story that will solve everything. From the routine anxiety in Médicament, to the idealization of a hopeless romantic relationship in Rosiana and You & I, unto 306, the last unexpected note of hope, BLOWSOM tells his hardship in finally declaring his love to his long time crush: Rosiana all along the EP.
Mixing French and English in his lyrics, we find in BLOWSOM a peculiar artistic freedom enabled by his choice of writing his own story and following his heart. If you think it’s not perfect, it’s because it shows the mishaps of a life, similar to ours, that’s in the successes as much as the failures that we find the beauty of it.