[Q&A] Alt Bloom Celebrates Love and Loss with ‘Astronaut Complex’

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // June 24, 2020

Nothing gets us going quite like Alt Bloom’s sun-soaked melodies. Although it was only this year that he surfaced onto our radar, we have no doubt that Alt Bloom will continue to impress us with every fantastic release. As a matter of fact, he’s already leaving us stunned with his intoxicating debut EP, Astronaut Complex

On Astronaut Complex, Alt Bloom shared,

“The EP is going through a relationship from the tip of meeting someone, to liking, to love, to loss. Starting with ‘West Coast’ and ending with ‘Sway.’ I really do believe one of the bravest things you can do in life is let go into something. Give yourself 100% regardless of the outcome. Especially in love. Even if you end up a little busted, know you gave yourself honestly enough to get hurt. That’s a feat, my friend. This is a celebration of just that.”

To celebrate the release of his new music, we recently chatted with Alt Bloom about letting his guard down, hiking trails, and of course, Astronaut Complex.

HH: You did a lot of soul searching before you started your career as Alt Bloom, but we’d say it was definitely worth the wait. What would you say is the best thing that’s happened to you since Alt Bloom came to be?

AB: I’d say the best thing that happened to me was my tribe beginning. The soul searching was me finding belief in myself, the tribe was people backing my belief. Together we rise.

HH: How does it feel to finally have your debut EP out in the world?!

AB: I am so excited to have a body of work out. Connected and drawn for its own reasons. It makes me so much more excited and confident in the next journey of songs.

HH: Astronaut Complex is all about letting our guards down. In what ways have you done this since moving to Los Angeles? 

AB: When I first moved to LA, I was all about listening and learning. It got to a point where I wouldn’t listen to my own self and the biggest way I have let my walls down is to own my experience. I am finally living with the full swing and intention of what I love.

HH: We’ve had “Damn Baby” on repeat ever since it was released as a single! Do you have a favorite track on the EP? 

AB: It’s always changing. “Damn Baby” is my favorite to play on guitar 100%. But as far as overall, it depends on the day and mood.

HH: What was it like to work with Dewey Saunders on the album artwork?

AB: Amazing. It was the first time I expressed how I felt about someone trying to make my vision become a reality and he was so accepting to my direction as I was to his. It really was the first time I felt a collaboration in digital art really click. He is a true artist.

HH: We all know you love hiking, but how did you deal with the fact that several hiking trails were closed for a period of time due to the coronavirus?

AB: I left and went to Montana! Luckily, the backyard of my home is a place you can openly explore regardless of government needs.

HH: If you could collaborate with anyone in the music industry, who would you pick?

AB: Artist-wise I’d love to collab with Marc E Bassy, Chance, Chelsea Cutler, Coldplay, J. Cole and honestly just dug into ADHD by Joyner Lucas and would love to dive into his whole world. Love the videos too.

HH: What are your three hidden hits?

AB: “Innerstate” – Zaia 
“Morning” – Marc E Bassy
“Window” – Still Woozy

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