Of Mice & Men – Bloom (Download Free Ep Zip)
Of Mice and Men are back with “Bloom,” a powerhouse song from the metalcore mainstays that introduces their upcoming EP of the same name, out May 28. The three-song collection follows another short EP the band released earlier this year, Timeless.
As the group stated in January, Timeless was the first in a successive series of succinct releases that will comprise the band’s next studio album. Bloom, its title track a visceral reminder of the kind of musical power Of Mice and Men can dole out, is the second part of that series. The act’s previous full-length effort, Earth and Sky, came out in 2019.
Hear the new song, read the lyrics and see Bloom’s cover and tracklist down near the bottom of this post.
The heavy tune has serious meaning for Of Mice and Men: “‘Bloom’ is a song about grieving the death of a family member,” singer-bassist Aaron Pauley said. “It’s about understanding, through that loss, that grief is not only love in its most visceral and wildest form, but that it’s also the ultimate price we pay to experience such love.
To know profound grief is to have known profound love. Nothing and no one lasts forever. Love isn’t a bouquet of plastic flowers; it’s watching the petals fall.”