Kath Bloom - "Criminal Side" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

15 December 2014

Legendary folk singer/songwriter Kath Bloom's latest tune, "Criminal Side", aims its sights at corporate greed, with emotive seventh chords emphasizing the song's impassioned pleas.
 

In his review of the 2009 tribute album Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom, Matthew Fiander wrote, “Kath Bloom has been around writing beautiful songs for a long time—long enough that she should be known by more people, and should already be remembered for more than just her appearance on the Before Sunset soundtrack.” Bloom continues to prove that sentence right by sticking to the craft she’s been honing since the late ‘70s. If her ninth studio effort Pass Through Here is any indication, none of the passion has faded from her career. Below you can stream the Pass Through Here tune “Criminal Side”, which finds Bloom’s sharp lyrics met by some tastefully played seventh chords on acoustic guitar.
  
Bloom tells PopMatters about the track, “‘Criminal Side’ is about greed, mainly corporate greed, which permeates our lives, and shuts the sweetness down, and tries to convince us all that living can be ‘easy’ if you spray the shit out of it or pollute the rivers to make it. You know the story…”



Pass Through Here is out on 6 February via Chapter.

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