THE BLSSM Steals a Small Moment of Joy in "NOT TODAY," Announces Sophomore EP

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Photo: Jesse Lizotte

Genre-bending singer-songwriter THE BLSSM has released their latest single and video, “NOT TODAY.” The feel-good and hopeful track drops alongside the announcement for their much-anticipated sophomore EP PURE ENERGY, set to release April 29 via Fueled By Ramen.

THE BLSSM describes  "NOT TODAY" as “the theme song [for their] own lil chaotic TV show.” In the song, THE BLSSM grapples with anxious thoughts and ultimately takes control over their life. The anthemic track channels '90s nostalgia fused with THE BLSSM’s signature pop sensibilities, culminating in another standout track from the rising artist.

“‘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.” They went on to share that this new release sonically captures their influences, “retold and revived into my own sonic palette.”

The accompanying music video, directed by frequent creative collaborator Sophie Hur, follows THE BLSSM as they go about their day biking around town. While reflecting on their life and relationships, singing, “Got cash in the bank / Got food in the fridge / My boyfriend’s a saint / He doesn’t call me a bitch.” However, anxious and intrusive thoughts creep in and “mess with my head,” which the artist combats by choosing to say “not today.”

In celebration of PURE ENERGY, THE BLSSM will provide direct support for Role Model on his massive North American tour this spring. Their run of dates commences on Wednesday, April 13, in Pomona, CA, and wraps up in St. Louis, MO, on Saturday, June 25, stopping in major cities such as New York, Boston, Nashville, and Washington, D.C., along the way. In addition, THE BLSSM will also play major festivals, including Hangout Music Festival and Life Is Beautiful.

THE BLSSM ON TOUR:

April 13 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House * [SOLD OUT]
April 26 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole * [SOLD OUT]
April 28 - Dallas, TX @ The Studio *
April 29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak *
April 30 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn * [SOLD OUT]
May 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rev Live *
May 4 - Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live *
May 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety *
May 7 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
May 10 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
May 11 - Boston, MA @ Royale * [SOLD OUT]
May 13 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral * [SOLD OUT]
May 14 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth * [SOLD OUT]
May 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury *
May 19 - Nashville, TN @ Basement East *
May 21 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO @ Gothic *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *
May 27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder *
May 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
May 29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
June 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground *
June 19 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
June 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls *
June 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts *
June 24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe *
June 25 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant *
September 16-18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival

* Supporting ROLE MODEL

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