In some ways, its almost remarkable that former S.C.U.M frontman Thomas Cohen’s album Bloom Forever is being released at all. Its an album that chronicles the songs Cohen wrote between 2012 and 2015, including the period immediately after the unthinkable death of his wife Peaches at the age of just 25. Rather than abandon the record in his grief, he through himself into it, relocating to Iceland to finish it, and in turn finding some peace through the process.

From the album comes a new single Hazy Shades, both out on the same day – May 6th via Stolen Records. It’s a yearning, countryfied slice of indie pop, Cohen’s vocal – at once soft and wistful, then soaring and edgy, prods and cajoles your emotions as its saunters onward, graced with the sort of melody that wraps its way around your ears and into your consciousness.

Check it out, here

A new show at Chat’s Palace on 16th May has just been confirmed alongside an appearance at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on May 19th and shows in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.

Thomas Cohen Live Shows:

Fri, May 13 Headrow House, Leeds http://www.seetickets.com/event/thomas-cohen/headrow-house/965468
Sun, May 15 Louisiana, Bristol http://www.seetickets.com/event/thomas-cohen/the-louisiana/966329/
Mon, May 16 Chat’s Palace, London https://tickets.songkick.com/events/26458989
Thurs, May 19 The Haunt, Brighton Great Escape Festival
Sun, May 22 Gullivers, Manchester http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/thomas-cohen-tickets