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Blossom is a song performed by Kerli. The song came out as a single on April 28, 2016 without announcement: after posting three total black images on her social media, she just published the music video on her YouTube channel.

Background and composition

In the video, the first thing that can be seen is the following:

For thousands of years, the people of Estonia have lived in harmony with the diverse plant kingdom. Whether by healing or sustaining one another, not only have we survived - we've learned to blossom.

So the song is an ode to the plant kingdom and is not just a story of survival, but an audiovisual poem about thriving in the face of obstacles. It is inspired by the most powerful healing plants of ancient Estonia.

Release and promotion

The song came out, with the related music video on her YouTube channel, on April 28, 2016 without letting knows in advance: she just published three total-black images on her social accounts and then the video appeared. On May 27, she released the Halls of Heaven Sessions version and on May 28 the second arrangement of the song were online to be streamed and bought.

Track listing

  1. Blossom - 03:59

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  1. Blossom - 04:38
  2. Blossom (The Halls of Heaven Session) - 02:34
  3. Blossom (Audio Commentary) – 03:06

Music video

The video is inspired by the following plants:

  • Mugwort
  • Fireweed
  • Nettle
  • Malva
  • Filipendula
  • Great mullein

Credits

  • Creative director: Kerli
  • Technical director: Sven-Erik Mandmaa
  • Production: Widescreen Studios
  • Production manager: Matilde Matvere
  • Producer: Anneli Lepp
  • Director / Dop: Cj Kask
  • Ac: Raido Pedak
  • Make-up artist: Maret Ubaleht
  • Ice sculptures: Stina Tiidimae
  • Hair: Intersalon (Liina Heck, Maarja Roots, Martin Kullus)
  • Dress: Piret Kõiv
  • Projection: Ethan Chancer
  • Making of footage: Mart Vares
  • Music: Kerli and Ago Teppand

Special thanks

  • Ülenurme laulustuudio
  • Jared Barboza
  • Tarmo Kiisk
  • High Voltage
  • Vivero
  • Tencu
  • Datel
  • Martin Vinkel
  • Overall
  • Metsamoor

Lyrics

Frozen heartbeat under the snow
I've been waiting, ready to grow
Shivering and weathering starts
Dreaming of some other place warm

While my roots dig deeper inside
And my leaves stay bundled up tight
I feel my faith get bigger than life
Not only did I survive
I learned to blossom

I learned to blossom
Finding sunlight in the gray
Knowing I will be okay
I learned to blossom
Finding sunlight in the gray
Through a lifetime with no rain
I'll blossom

Wilted voices ghostly in wind
Whispering "this could be the end"
Why are they forgetting me not?
Can't they see I'm hurting enough?

While my roots dig deeper inside
And my leaves stay bundled up tight
I felt my faith get bigger than life
Not only did I survive
I learned to blossom

I learned to blossom
Finding sunlight in the gray
Knowing I will be okay
I learned to blossom
Finding sunlight in the gray
Through a lifetime with no rain
I'll blossom

And I'll bloom

Credits

  • Melody and lyrics by Kerli Kõiv
  • Music by Ago Teppand
  • Produced and mixed by Ago Teppand
  • Vox engineered and produced by Kerli Kõiv
  • Choral vocals written by Kerli Kõiv
  • Choral vocals performed by Ülenurme laulustuudio
  • Percussion by Kristjan Kallas

Gallery

Standard version

The Halls of Heaven Session

Kerli - Blossom05:52

Kerli - Blossom

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