FRESH: ‘Lost Myself’ – Unbloom

Electro-dance artist Unbloom has released his latest single “Lost Myself”

‘Pop-tronic, futurist and producer’ is what Jonathan Zarola aka Unbloom describes himself as. He’s released his new single “Lost Myself” and tells talkaboutpopmusic.com all about his work and his thinking.

“A lot of Unbloom songs deal with transition and the relationships that are lost or gained in those critical moments of moving forward. “Lost Myself” deals with identity loss during this transition and the ironic selflessness of erasing yourself to make a relationship stronger – which, as we all know, never works”.

“I definitely think that people will interpret the narrative of “Lost Myself” as a post-breakup anthem, but I also believe it can be a reclamation – a song that asks the tough questions, like, “I’m past this person, now what? How can I reclaim who I was?”

“There’s something really beautiful about trying to reclaim your lost self and I hope the listener can explore that component of the song. I have a music video coming out sometime in November that will sort of interrogate this side of the reclamation narrative. I’m really excited about it, and I think it will push the boundaries of music videos”.

“Sonically, I would call “Lost Myself” a return to my dance roots – akin to some of the songs on my “This Could Be Everything / This Could Be Nothing” EP that was released last summer. However, “Lost Myself” incorporates my singing more prominently, similar to my last two singles “I Followed” and “Chances”.

“Lost Myself” is an amalgamation of my body of work so far and a synthesis of who I’m becoming as an artist”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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