You can now listen to Bloomsday’s “Jersey Soccer,” their new song and contribution to Hardly Art’s 15th Anniversary Singles Series.
Iris James Garrison and Alex Harwood come together as Bloomsday, the Brooklyn-based indie pop duo formed in 2019. The band is fronted by Iris (they/them), who sings from warmth and darkness in the quiet hours where shadows and ghosts rise to the surface. Garrison and Harwood allow their “brotherly” dynamic to come through between the vocals and lead guitar, as they support each other in translating raw feelings to sound.
Iris says “‘Jersey Soccer” is “a song in a spiral - letting the anxiety and darkness consume you. It’s rare that I write something loud, but here I was getting at the gnawing sensation of anxiety and negative self talk. Stemming from the first line about internet doom, to the chorus making an overarching statement about being undeserving of love. The song’s catharsis happens in an outcry in guitars, which conveys the emotion of the song into a physical realm, and felt fitting for an experience of being mentally trapped.”
Bloomsday will be performing live at these upcoming shows:
Sat. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - The Broadway w/ Pope & Bedridden
Sun. Nov.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Whispernest w/ Merce Lemon & Fig
Wed. Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Golden Dagger w/ Fran & Joey Nebulous
Sun. Nov. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA w/ Doll Spirit Vessel & Ava Mirzadegan