TUNE Yakul - Blossoming
“‘Blossoming’ was a hard song to finish off once the initial demo was done. There’s a lot going on and it was hard to make it cohesive. Now though, it’s one of our favourite things to play live. It goes to show that sometimes the best things do require a bit of a slog to finish off.”
Like the best moments of Innervisions ‘Blossoming’ is a complex and kaleidoscopic beast. Thrumming into life with sharp and solid grooves, every musical component adds substance to the whole. It’s easy to hear how it may have presented the band with difficulties in its arrangement, but their mastery over the final form feels weightless and effortless. It’s the sound of a group in tune with each other’s nuances, using music to communicate ideas and emotions that transcend our ability to describe them. Playful percussion and razor sharp fills create complex and vibrant textures, and the song’s ambient middle eight thrusts it into suspended animation. From there, it all blossoms into a dizzying crescendo - a stunning synthesis of the musical cunning that Yakul bring to their neo-soul sound.