Blossoms were the U.K.’s biggest breakout artist of 2016 with hit singles like “Charlemagne” and “At Most A Kiss.” With upcoming appearances at Coachella and Firefly Music Festivals, the five-piece group should be in for another big year of growth in 2017. So far the group is doing a swell job of continuing to make headlines with their performances, which included a stop at the BBC1 Radio Live Lounge earlier this week. While there, the group followed the BBC1 Radio tradition of covering another artists' material with an awesome mashup of 50 Cent’s 2003 hit “In Da Club,” and the late George Michael’s sax-blaring single, “Careless Whisper.”
As seen in the video below, the group settles right into their own comfort zone while carrying the hip-hop drum beat and synth lines from “In Da Club” while going back and forth with “Careless Whisper,” without losing any momentum while transitioning between the two classic hits.
Like all the artists that come through the BBC1 Radio Live studios, the band also performed some of their own material, which this time was a performance of “Honey Sweet” from their 2016 self-titled debut album. It was that album of theirs which earned them the title of becoming the highest selling debut artists in the U.K. in 2016, outselling both Jack Garratt and former One Direction stud Zayn Malik’s debut albums. While European and British music fans have always had a softer spot in their hearts for rock bands in this post-guitar band top-40 music world we're all stuck living in, having a rock band outsell two mainstream solo artists in 2016 is still a pretty big deal.
According to the band, Blossoms played 150 shows in 25 countries, which included 45 festival appearances in 2016. The group’s 2017 schedule is already insanely packed with tour dates in Europe and the U.K. keeping them busy throughout the winter before they come back over to America in April and May.