Bloom is the third studio album by Australian electronic music trio Rufus Du Sol. The double LP was released on January 22, 2019, through Rose Avenue Records and Reprise Records. The vinyl release features clear vinyl with a pink hue, pressed on 180g records.
Background and Recording:
Following the success of their previous albums, Atlas and Bloom, Rufus Du Sol spent several years working on their third studio album. The album was recorded in various locations across the world, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. The recording process was heavily influenced by the band's live performance, with many of the album's tracks being recorded in a live setting.
Composition and Style:
Bloom features 11 tracks that blend electronic, indie, and alternative genres to create a sound that is uniquely Rufus Du Sol. The album showcases the band's evolution into a true musical powerhouse, with each track offering a journey through a different sonic landscape.
Lyrically, the album explores themes such as love, loss, and self-discovery, offering a deeply introspective and personal perspective on the human experience. The band's trademark use of ethereal and atmospheric soundscapes is present throughout the album, creating a dreamlike and immersive listening experience.
Bloom received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with many critics hailing it as Rufus Du Sol's best album to date. The album debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart and received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
The album was supported by several successful singles, including "Treat You Better," "Underwater," and "Lost in My Mind."
- "Treat You Better"
- "New Sky"
- "Lost in My Mind"
- "No Place"
- "All I've Got"
- "Another Life"
- "Say a Prayer for Me"
Overall, Bloom is a stunning album that showcases Rufus Du Sol's unmatched creativity and innovation, cementing their status as one of the most exciting and visionary electronic acts of their generation.