Pip Blom Return With Quirky Single ‘Kiss Me By The Candlelight’

With backing vocals from Personal Trainer's Willem Smit...

Pip Blom have shared new single ‘Kiss Me By The Candlelight’.

The Dutch group will release their third album ‘Bobbie’ later this year, and it includes some special guests. Lead single ‘Is This Love?’ featured Alex Kapranos, lead singer of Scottish indie pop outfit Franz Ferdinand, and this new release also boasts a guest vocalist.

Out now, ‘Kiss Me By The Candlelight’ features backing vocals from Willem Smit, also of Dutch indie group Personal Trainer. It’s a quirky return, the off piste pop aspects melding together with some intricate word play.

Pip Blom comments…

Long before Willem (from Personal Trainer) and I started seeing each other we had written a song together. We were 16 and barely knew one another. It was uncomfortable and we were both really shy. but I’ve always really really liked the track. Over the years we’ve been writing stuff on and off. It wasn’t always easy cause both have very different ways of working and aren’t really used to writing with someone else, but we’ve managed to write some of my favourite songs together.

It’s funny how there are always parts in the tracks that we’ve made together that are written for the other person. Melodies, sounds or rhythms, you know what the other person likes, and want them to like what you write. So when Dave asked me if I’d ever thought about writing a track with Willem I didn’t have to think long. ‘Kiss Me By the Candlelight’ was a song we had written not that long ago. It was a perfect fit for the album. It’s danceable, a bit quirky, and a perfect blend of the two of us.

Tune in now.

‘Bobbie’ will be released on October 20th.

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