Norwegian punk/garage rockers Blomst's released a new extended version of "Blomst IL" today! The re-issue "Blomst IL + ekstraomgang" includes two new bonus tracks of uplifting, energetic, catchy and punked rock.
“Blomst IL” (Eng.: “IL” is a Norwegian abbreviation for sports team), does not require any talent to join, as the sport is life itself and no one knows the rules. We don’t know how we’ll achieve it, but with team spirit we know that victory is within reach. Aggressive play against the forces trying to hold us back is encouraged, even if it breaks with norms and rules. We`ve had a rough season, but together we are strong, and we’re ready for “ekstraomgang” (Eng.: overtime). It is time to stand up, join the team, and win the fight of your life!
The lyrics on this album are a reality check on life as a 20 something. They address topics like body shaming, grief, “good girls” and love. Frontwoman Ida Dorthea Horpestad and the rest of Blomst give you a unique look behind the smile of a young adult.
“When I turned 25, the veil was removed. I realized how much money and power there is to gain, by making others feel like they`re not enough. That industry provokes me. We hide behind a pretty band-aid. Let`s just rip it off and see what happens!” -Ida Dorthea Horpestad
And now, two new tracks are added; "I wanted to write two songs about being in love and where that can take you. About going all in with your whole heart at risk."
Of the song “Dagen du traff meg”:
"It is a song about what happens when you’re in love, but it doesn’t work out. You have given everything, taken a leap of faith and end up alone hoping that you’ve at least made an impression. That you’ll be remembered. That you dared to be vulnerable and haven’t been taken for granted. In the end you stand there, left alone like a naive fool."
And of “Du er så fin”:
“This one is about love leading to happiness. I was listening a lot to the soundtrack of the movie «Three Gifts For Cinderella» (an old, romantic movie from 1973, extremely popular in Norway around Christmas), and tried to imagine the feeling of bliss while riding off into the horizon together. When everything just works, is uncomplicated and you have a long summer ahead of you”.