BlackBloom

BlackBloom

 Dubuque, Iowa, USA
BandAlternativeRock

BlackBloom's variety of original indie-inspired material touches on remnants of the 60's counterculture, the visceral confidence of 70's rock, and the trend-setting pop approaches of 90's alternative rock that still resonate today, creating an accessible sound standing just outside of convention.

Biography

BlackBloom's take on the indie rock scene has been turning heads around the Midwest for nearly 4 years. With a memorable stage show that brandishes rock 'n roll, funk, and even acoustic ballads, the 4-piece ensemble is fearless in treading original yet accessible ground in an ever-expanding landscape of independent music. 2009 has seen BlackBloom release its first full-length album "Silence and Sound," as well as having been local support for acts such as Collective Soul, Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and Papa Roach.

Lyrics

Talking

Written By: Bobby Bradford

Well here I've fallen
Through your arms
I must have hit the floor
And bumped my head
I don't know how long I've been gone
I must have dreamt
The whole damn thing
But it felt so real
It must be right
There's no need for coming clean
I know I shouldn't be talking
Shouldn't be talking
I shouldn't be talking
Shouldn't be talking
I shouldn't be talking this way

Well, what if I?
Did everything I thought
Fell down the hole
Wound up at the end
It would only be the start
And I know I wouldn't be talking
Wouldn't be talking
I wouldn't be talking
Wouldn't be talking
I wouldn't be talking this way

I've lived through countless situations
That were brought upon myself
So many ways to change who I am
My words are just my actions
And my life is but a friend
So I'm done, So I'm done
Talking

I shouldn't be talking
Shouldn't be talking
I shouldn't be talking
Shouldn't be talking
I shouldn't be talking this way.

Dying For

Written By: Bobby Bradford

I'd go walking after you
With a stranger, who's strange to you?
If you're going to the garden
Won't you pick up, pick up, pick up
Your feet my friend

Oh, La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

I sat down the other day
And wrote a letter
About better days and different places I've seen.
The copper wire still found it's way
Out the back of what I used to say
Would keep me safe from all I couldn't see.
With or without the light we were good enough
And if these times are bad then those times weren't tough
I'm left wondering what does life has left in store?
I guess that's what we're dying for

Oh, La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

Given the chance I want to say I gave it all I had.
So I'm not looking back on future's past.
Everyday, everyday just a little more.
I guess, I guess that's what we're dying for.

Oh, La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

Disappearing never last
Thought provoking even after death
If you never fall then you'll never make a splash.
Tell me one more time who told you that?

Given the chance I want to say I gave it all I had.
So I'm not looking back on future's past.
Everyday, everyday just a little more.
I guess, I guess that's what we're dying for.

Oh, La-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

I've found something worth dying for
If I don't have it I can't stand it and I want even more.
I don't blame you for throwing yours' all away
I've found something worth dying for
If I don't have it I can't stand it and I want even more.
I don't blame you for throwing yours' all away

Standing Here

Written By: BlackBloom

I’ve only known you for these short days
You left me stumbling when you said
Lets go home
Bite down and roll the dice
We’re going for a spin
Let me come along with you. Ooooo

La de da de da da
La de da de da da
La de da de da da
La da da da

You look up at me like you don’t know what you need

I am your day to serve this dream that you seek
How would you like that?
How would you take that?
But we can’t ever look back.
So lets start out on the right track.

I saw you there smiling back at me
Wondering what is he thinking, what’s in store
I’ll show you everything
Inside, Outside, Up and Down for sure.

La de da de da da

You look up at me like you don’t know what you need
I am your day to serve this dream that you seek

How would you like that?
How would you take that?
But we can’t ever look back.
So lets start out on the right track.

I don’t know, where we will go
I don’t know, where we’ll goooooo

La Da dad a

Discography

"Live from Exploration Iowa Theater" EP - April 2009
"Silence and Sound" LP - October 2009

Set List

BlackBloom is looking to perform all original material off its forthcoming release in consistent 45 - 90 minute slots at pubs, concert halls, music venues, festivals and throughout areas thirsting for a change in music. Typical 4 hour shows include covers by artists such as: DMB, The Beatles, Guster, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Bob Marley, A Perfect Circle, John Mayer, and more.