Foolish Loving Spaces was produced by the band’s consistent and talented team of James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Tom Ogden’s increasingly direct lyrical range turns album three into a romantic page-turner of light and shade, while its divergent moods are supplied by Myles Kellock’s piano and keyboard lines, careering from urgent stabs of TV game show-theme synth to more classic, rolling notes. The record’s multi-instrumental colour and widescreen sound is provided by pedal steel / lead guitarist Josh Dewhurst, while Joe Donovan on drums and Charlie Salt on bass bring fluidly danceable grooves throughout, complemented on occasion, by a wall of gospel harmony.
Speaking about the inspiration for the album, the band explain:
'It’s just a pure celebration of love in all of its splendid and baffling guises, toying with the so-called sins of lust and forbidden infatuation … inspired, in ways, by a summer spent listening to Stop Making Sense, The Joshua Tree & Screamadelica’
My Swimming Brain
Sunday Was A Friend Of Mine
Oh No (I Think I’m In Love)
My Vacant Days
Falling For Someone
I am 73 and enjoy all music from classical to pop. When I listened to my first Blossoms album it brightened my day with its infectious music and lyrics. I then played the acoustic version which was a revelation; almost a different album. In these difficult times and in lockdown for far too long this talented bunch truly lifted my spirits. Everyone should listen to this medicine.