With a powerful voice filled with a ineluctable power that would light up an entire universe, we are very proud to premiere the new single ‘Bloom’ from Melbourne singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bella Deer. With a pulse quickening cyclical piano thrum that drives the song forward like an out of control billy cart with no brakes, this is an epic track that creates a sense of euphoria normally created with the aid of artificial chemical inducements.
The song was written pre-pandemic and yet is strangle prescient with its themes of resilience and empowerment in the face of adversity. Deer worked with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, MEG MAC) on production and mixing, with final mastering completed by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis (Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran).
Deer says of the track:
This song is about struggling with self confidence and mustering the courage to simply be yourself and accepting who you are and what you stand for. When you start to do this, you find that you’re accepted despite those fears. It also explores the frustrations with the lack of meaningful human connections in our society in a tech obsessed world.
This song was written in 2019, only a few weeks before I worked with my producer Joel. It was the first song that felt right from the minute I started jamming it out. Listening back to the original demo, it has stayed fairly consistent to the original idea which I love.
Deer’s vocals are monumental: reminiscent of the strength and qualities of a singer like Adele with a veracity, range and enigmatic presence all of her own. The chorus kicks in like a erupting volcano, anthemic and immense. The resultant combination is immeasurably potent dance track with a Balearic drive and bittersweet tang:
‘Bloom’ is out on 19 October and you can pre-save here. You can catch Deer live in the coming months launching the single:
Saturday 29th October Vibes and Vino Heathcote Tickets
Thursday 3rd November Volta Bar Ballarat Tickets
With Nick Harris, Lucy Lorenne & The Early Birds
Saturday 19th November Door Gallery Cafe Fyansford
Feature Photograph: Lucinda Goodwin