THE BLSSM has shared the new single “NOT TODAY,” accompanied by a music video. The drop comes alongside the announcement of a new EP, PURE ENERGY, which arrives April 29 via Fueled By Ramen.

In addition, THE BLSSM recently spoke to Alternative Press about the new EP for issue #405. They discussed the meaning behind the title PURE ENERGY.

Read more: THE BLSSM releases new song “DIZZY,” signs to Fueled By Ramen—watch

“The conversation around my project is like, ‘The energy is really unique,’” they explain. “I also agree with that in a way — sometimes I don’t see my project as [myself being] the center of the project. Where it’s about ‘me, me, me.’ It’s like a hyperextended version of me. I feel like, energetically, that doesn’t mean, ‘Boom, so much energy.’ I’m very manipulative with my emotions when I’m writing. And [with] sound, I don’t think in genre, but more the energy of a song. So, it sounds really like ‘spirits” or ‘energy,’ but it’s not. I’m just a little ball of energy. I feel like this EP is a real definition of who I am and where I’m at in my life right now. And I try to think with less boundaries and more feeling, and that’s what energy is to me.”

In a press release, they also spoke about the new single “NOT TODAY.”

“‘NOT TODAY’ echoes both my day-to-day triumphs and anguish,” THE BLSSM says. “It was written about the small nuances of joy I thieve, collect and steal to keep in my pocket to get me through an ever rat-race agenda of wanting more, wanting everything and wishing. Sonically, it captures my influences retold and revived into my own sonic palette.” 

They add, “With production from my dad Mark Lizotte, Suzy Shinn and written alongside Nick Long – these people being all close to my heart – the song was written with intimacy and celebration and feels like a pure extension of my personality. If I had my own TV show, this would be the theme song.”

You can presave PURE ENERGY here, and check out the music video for “NOT TODAY” below.


[Photo via THE BLSSM][/caption]

PURE ENERGY tracklisting

2. “DIZZY”