Reveals video for new single NEW MORNING COMES
Debut solo album, Bloom Forever, out now on Stolen
– Plus UK October Tour Dates –
Thomas Cohen shares a new video for New Morning Comes taken from his debut album Bloom Forever, out now on Stolen Recordings.
In Thomas’ words; “I wrote New Morning Comes in my friend’s flat in West Norwood, whilst drinking some tap water and a coke from the local newsagents. The song is simple really, it’s about finding new hope out of hopelessness.
Video Director Victor Gutierrez elaborates on the thinking behind the video: “New Morning Comes was initially inspired by an image of John Lennon sitting in the back of a limo, shot by Kishin Shinoyama. In the image, John is successful and alone, looking strong and sensitive at the same time. Death foreshadows the image. Still Lennon seems brave, especially for his solo work at the time that explored his emotions, his psyche, and shares his vulnerabilities. This photo has all of that. The video was built off of this one image. New Morning Comes is a Tom’s most personal of the three singles, so we wanted to bring elements of this into the video. In it, Tom is comfortably alone and moving on. I imagined the story to be a reflection on the past, a journey up a mountain, a baptism by sea, finally returning to his abandoned home. He does this all alone for the most part, until he accepts the support of his driver. This small act of kindness gets him through.”
Thomas Cohen, previously frontman of the band S.C.U.M., was just 21-years-old when they split, Cohen’s life soon presented him with a different set of subjects to draw from, his marriage and the birth of his two sons gave his subsequent songwriting a newfound focus and clarity.
Bloom Forever is a chronologically ordered document of the songs Cohen wrote between 2012 and 2015. Of course, tragedy is also present on the record. In April 2014 the unthinkable happened. Cohen’s wife, Peaches died at their Surrey home aged 25, leaving him to raise their two small boys. Rather than turn his back on the record in grief, Cohen eventually decided to continue work on the album. Relocating to Iceland to write and record the rest of Bloom Forever and finding some kind of peace through the process.
Beautiful, fragile, playful and defiant, Bloom Forever is an album to sink into and find your own places to get lost in it.
Following the recent sold out shows at London’s Moth Club and Chat’s Palace, Tom will be playing the following shows in the coming months:
Thurs, Oct 6th – Broadcast, Glasgow – http://www.seetickets.com/event/thomas-cohen/broadcast/1010888
Sat, Oct 8th – Thirsty Scholar (Neighbourhood Festival), Manchester
Thurs, Oct 13th – The Victoria, Birmingham – http://www.seetickets.com/event/thomas-cohen/the-victoria/1010003
Fri, Oct 14th – The Hope, Brighton – http://www.seetickets.com/event/thomas-cohen/the-hope-ruin/1010494
Sun, Oct 16th – Oval Space (Hackney Wonderland), London
‘A quite startling debut solo album’ – MOJO
‘A young singer -songwriter with an edge’ – Loud & Quiet
‘An album of languid and majestic beauty’ – iD
‘A swooning set of songs’ – Deluxe
‘Brutally honest’ – The Sunday Times
‘Rather Beautiful…. recalls On The Beach-era Neil Young’ – The Guardian
Watch The Video For HAZY SHADES here:
Listen To The Single HAZY SHADES here:
Listen To The Single HONEYMOON on Soundcloud here:https://soundcloud.com/stolenrecordings/thomas-cohen-honeymoon/s-BxiHn
Watch the video for BLOOM FOREVER premiered on Nowness here:
Listen To The Single BLOOM FOREVER on Soundcloud here:
BLOOM FOREVER Tracklisting:
2. Bloom Forever
3. Morning Fall
4. Hazy Shades
5. Country Home
6. Ain’t Gonna Be No Rain
7. New Morning Comes
8. Only Us
9. Mother Mary