"Blooms" by Chris Mills and the Distant Stars: Listen to the New Track
In this outtake from the interview, Mills details the evolution of "Blooms," one of his catchiest new songs, and shares a stream of the track after the jump as well.
"'Blooms' was the last song I wrote for the album. There's a demo CD that's gone out with the Kickstarter rewards. Originally it was a dirgy, piano track; now it's the most poppy song on the album. It's about really being present, just being where you are. When you're an artist and trying to figure out what your next project is, what your next song or record is going to be, that can be hard on the people around you. They want your attention now, to listen to them in that moment.
So I've sort of been making a project about just being present. The escape is to be here, now, and that's where that song came from, finding your way out of the past by being present in the moment. If you're always thinking about what's next, you're not thinking about where you've been or where you are. So it's a challenge to be OK with the place where you are, to be calm in this moment."RFT MUSIC'S GREATEST HITS The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos Ever "Where Did My Dick Go?" The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Overheard Quotations I Pissed Off Megadeth This Week, My (Former) Favorite Band The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a Music Venue