The rising star talks her new EP, TikTok hits and her huge goals for the longer term.
With three million streams tucked firmly below her belt and a ever-growing fan base, teenage sensation Erin Bloomer is primed for greatness. Having launched her newest single “Second Finest” earlier this 12 months, the singer is ensuring younger ladies are empowered to work issues out over glittering melodies and heavy bass traces.
Explaining the which means behind her newest single, Bloomer stated, “The music is about feeling such as you come second to every little thing and everybody else in somebody’s listing of priorities; I wrote it for certainly one of my shut pals who was going by a tricky scenario with a view to try to put her emotions right into a music, and to show one thing unhappy into one thing nicer.”
Bloomer first gained consideration from her cowl movies on Instagram, earlier than making her stellar debut with hit single “Proper Love, Mistaken Time” – which caught approval from the likes of BBC Radio. We caught up with the singer-songwriter speaking the brand new single, lockdown and what’s subsequent.
Take a look at the interview beneath…
Hello Erin, how is lockdown for you?
On steadiness, it’s okay! I used to be nonetheless in school about to take my A-levels when lockdown began. We had actually 48 hours’ discover that we had been leaving faculty for good I’m not gonna lie, not taking the precise exams is an enormous plus so I can’t actually complain, nevertheless it meant that we additionally missed out on all of the enjoyable finish of 12 months stuff too. Since then I’ve simply been at dwelling with my household engaged on new music and Zooming all my pals.
How has it impacted your creativity?
At first, I used to be simply catching up on sleep after the sudden change in tempo! Because it’s gone on, I’ve been making extra stuff for social media which I haven’t had so time to do earlier than — I acquired obsessive about TikTok and finished a few drive-with-me movies for Instagram. I additionally made tie-dye t-shirts and masks, which I’m sending out to followers! I’ve been writing music and have tons of concepts flying about however I do miss going into the studio… I wish to bounce concepts off different individuals too and simply the overall environment.
Inform us concerning the second you realised you needed to make music?
I don’t assume that there was ever actually a particular second, however I’ve all the time beloved singing and music as a result of I grew up round it as my dad is obsessed. I reckon if I needed to decide a second it might be when my covers blew up on Instagram as a result of then I used to be like ‘wow, I may truly take this someplace’ whereas earlier than it had simply been a little bit of a fantasy
The place did you develop up and the way did it affect you musically?
I used to be born in East Sussex, only a few miles from the place I nonetheless reside, close to Rye by the coast. It’s fairly artisan spherical right here, numerous musicians and artists and so on so simply appears to be fairly a inventive house. I additionally went to the identical faculty as Keane, they had been one of many first bands that I noticed reside – I feel I used to be eight! My dad additionally likes to play his music actually loud, so I’d learnt the lyrics to a great deal of OG bands like Dangerous Firm and Queen after I was a child!
You’ve written so a lot of your songs for pals, attempting to show dangerous conditions into one thing extra fruitful – would you say it’s all the time been a precedence making impactful music that resonates with individuals’s feelings?
Sure undoubtedly, after I wrote the primary two tracks for my EP, I needed individuals to get pleasure from what they had been listening to however I additionally needed them to really feel empowered and powerful. “Second Finest” is extra uncovered and the acoustic model is fairly uncooked however I find it irresistible, I felt that it was time to launch one thing a bit extra susceptible. I like to jot down conversationally about issues that are private to me or these round me, I would like every little thing to really feel actual.
Do you discover it tough placing out such susceptible tales?
I don’t assume so, it’s laborious to clarify, however I feel the truth that I’m placing it out in a musical kind feels rather a lot simpler than if I had been to simply say it out loud – which might be much more intimidating. I additionally all the time really feel it’s price placing them on the market since you by no means know who wants to listen to it and may probably relate.
What’s been the very best suggestions you’ve acquired on “Second Finest”?
Firstly, listening to it performed on BBC Radio 1 was fairly intense and plenty of individuals inform me they will actually relate to it however, the very best praise is different individuals masking it – that’s sick.
What’s subsequent for you? What are you excited by?
Properly, my first EP involves the tip this week with the acoustic model of “Second Finest”. The EP known as “Cherry3101”, which was truly the title of my Moshi Monsters character after I was a child. I needed to name it that as a result of all of the songs had been written while I used to be nonetheless in school and had been finished for my pals, so I needed one thing to characterize that point and being younger and somewhat naive. Now I’m writing my second EP — I’ve arrange a studio in my room so I’m making all of the music and visuals at dwelling. Additionally, I simply did a collab with Imanbek and Rasster on the “SAD XXX” remix. It’s blowing up on TikTok and everybody appears to find it irresistible which is superb! It’s acquired an actual summer time vibe and I’m nonetheless unbelievably enthusiastic about it. Lastly, I can’t wait until I can begin touring, these plans had been placed on maintain with the pandemic, however within the meantime, It’s gonna be sick to get some new music out and see the place it takes me.