Skip to main content

Home Music Music News

Watch Blossoms cover Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ for new Apple Music session

It's a faithful take on the No.1 hit from the Stockport boys

By Nick Reilly

Blossoms pose for a photoshoot
Blossoms (Picture: Press)

Blossoms have delivered their own take on Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ for the latest edition of Apple Music’s Home Session Series. You can watch the band deliver their own take on the track below.

The band’s faithful take on Styles’ 2022 smash hit also comes accompanied by a new version of their own track ‘The Sulking Poet’ – taken from their latest album ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’.

Describing their choice of cover, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden said: “A lot of people messaged us when it first came out, saying it sounded like something we’d write. I checked it out and kind of understood what they meant with the synths and the riff. It’s a great track.

“We’ve always been big fans of straight-up covers which sound pretty similar to the original, I think we thrive off seeing how closely we can recreate the sounds. We had a lot of ’80s synths in our studio which sound like they could have been on the actual record, so it was fun going through the sounds to find the best match.”

On their new version of ‘The Sulking Poet’, Tom said: “We wanted to do a stripped back acoustic version of ‘The Sulking Poet’ for a while so this was the perfect opportunity. We’ve recently built a bit of a studio/rehearsal space in our unit, so it was nice to give it a bit of a test run.

“The last couple of years have just made us all a lot more grateful to do what we do for a living. After it was taken away from us, it made us sit back and take stock and reflect on our achievements and actually how great it has been being in this band.”

It comes after Rolling Stone UK caught up with the band in their native Stockport earlier this year to discuss all things ‘Ribbon Around The Bomb’.

“In the past, what I’ve listened to has always fed into the songs. I was really into Talking Heads on the last album and it really fed into those songs,” Ogden told Rolling Stone UK.

“But on this one, the songs were just themselves and we could make them sound a little bit like Paul Simon. We’ve recorded real strings, too, so it’s a grander-sounding record.”