SINGLE REVIEW: Blusher – Backbone

Blusher are here to cement the fact that they are your new favourite girl-group. The Melbourne based trio have bursted onto the scene with the kaleidoscopic indie-pop cuts “Softly Spoken” and “Deep End”, and have already supported Aurora on her Australian tour, are playing The Great Escape in the UK this month, and are also opening for Tove Lo in July for her Splendour In The Grass sideshows. With the heavy acclaim rolling in, they have announced that their debut EP “Should We Go Dance” will be released on July 14. And to coincide with that announcement they’ve also now dropped their catchiest track to date. 

“Backbone” is what I would call an immaculate pop song. The 3 minute track is packed with pulsating synths, a punchy hook, and a captivating structure that will have you immediately transfixed. Building with a buzzing of synths and a melodic hook, they then deliver a candid moment of them laughing through the first line of the second chorus, before then giving a production breakdown before the final chorus. The production feels exciting and fresh, and will have you pressing replay faster than you can imagine so you can experience the pop-rush it gives you all over again. 

Deeply rooted in empowerment and the idea of needing to uplift your friends when they’re going through a hard time, this song is an emotional support for anyone going through a break-up. It’s all about doing whatever you need to do to help and the bridge perfectly captures that; “One more reason to take the floor. Call the girls up and dance until he’s gone. We’re up till the midnight sun. Write the hit and then hit restart”. But the reality of it is really captured in the hook; “You said you’d punch him in the chest If you ever met, But I miss him still”.

“Backbone” is a really special pop song, and it’s one that is going to win-over so many new fans for Blusher.