Finnish indie-pop artist Took has injected a blissful dose of uplifting synth pop into our long, autumnal months with his new single ‘Bloom’.
As a flower would slowly open its petals, a hazy drum beat stirs into action, awaking in an eruption of soothing synth textures and euphoric hooks.
It is Took’s world we are transported to, one of an everlasting summer and elated youthfulness, and his reassuring vocals welcome us with open arms. It propels itself with an infectiously danceable beat and the chorus is one that will stay with you for days. The lyrics fall snuggly between playfulness and sincerity in its coming of age, passionate narrative; a taste of a summer romance that floats in a space void of time or consciousness.
Growing up, Took held a season ticket to the Moomin World amusement park, which he has noted for
being a great basis in creating the style of light-hearted, atmospheric music he composes.
‘Bloom’ is the first single to be released from Took’s upcoming album.
Review by Niall Summerton