Blooms – “If I”

Rising softly out of silence, “If I,” the second single from UK-based singer Blooms, never moves too much above a pretty simmer, dramatic in its way without being overblown. It is a fitting piece in a project the singer describes as detailing a relationship “from lust to love to letting go,” here questioning a life alone, away from a certain unnamed lover, with an almost unsettling restraint. Pretty and pained, “If I” makes the most of Blooms’ breathy vocals and skittering, expansive production from Sacred Animals.

If you’re unfamiliar, listen to Blooms’ debut, “Skin” (also produced by Sacred Animal), below.