Afonso is a soul and jazz-influenced artist, who sings, writes, and follows his own path. Originally from Portugal, Afonso created his musical project after arriving in London. His retro, classy and soulful sound evokes names like Lianne La Havas, Nick Hakim and Moses Sumney and ensures to bring the feeling of warmth to the listeners’ ear. Having continuously worked on his music and performing it in many London venues, the idealist singer prepares to make his awaited debut presenting a truly unique profile.
‘Bloom’ serves as a reflection on the first stages of a relationship. Afonso creates a metaphor between nature’s blooming and passion to explain how love grows in someone. The song opens with the line, “Come and take a walk with me tonight”, as an introduction to the beginning of meeting someone. Through patterned rhythms and soulful chords, the song echoes how every sensation felt is mystical and carnal. To the singer, the key in this moment is that both parts feel harmonised in each other’s minds: “I’ll try and find, now. My way to your thoughts, now.” Through the earthy feel and hypnotising vocals, the singer loses himself in nature, symbolising the feeling of falling for someone. After all is said, the harmony comes down into a hazy atmosphere and suddenly blasts into a strong groove, reflecting the change in one’s emotions when meeting someone new.