“Hazy Shades” by Thomas Cohen

Thomas Cohen shared the video for “Hazy Shades” recently. “We shot ‘Hazy Shades’ in San Francisco on Super 8” explains Cohen. “We wanted it to be an awkward lonely cowboy trying to find his way in the city.” The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album Bloom Forever which is released by Stolen Recordings on 6th May 2016.

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. A debut 12” in March featuring the first two of those songs – Honeymoon and Bloom Forever will be followed by a single Hazy Shades which is released on May 6th.

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.

BLOOM FOREVER Tracklisting:

1. Honeymoon

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