Erin Bloomer is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from south England. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt pop tune, entitled, “Second Best”.

Erin Bloomer – “Second Best” single

“‘Second Best’ is about feeling like you come second to everything and everyone else in someone’s list of priorities. I wrote it for one of my close friends who was going through a tough situation in order to try and put her feelings into a song, and to turn something sad into something nicer.” – Erin Bloomer

Looking back to Erin Bloomer’s first two singles (“Lately” & “She’ll Be Gone”), both songs were written for a friend. “Second Best” follows in a similar path, where listeners get a real idea of Erin Bloomer’s priorities (e.g., encouraging & empowering other young girls, working things out). Also, the song tells a heartfelt tale of a young woman who battles the hardships of not topping the priorities of her significant other.

Erin Bloomer

Erin Bloomer - “She’ll Be Gone” cover + photo by Madison Phipps cropped

Photo by Madison Phipps

“I always want my music to reassure people that they’re not alone, however, they feel. Also, I think everyone can relate to feeling second best in some form. ‘Second Best’ is slower and more chilled than most of the stuff I write. But that felt like the right way to express the sentiment.” – Erin Bloomer

So far, Erin Bloomer has appeared on BBC Introducing, and her music draws comparisons to young voices including Julia Michaels and Khalid. Her “Second Best” single contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and rich harmonies. Also, the song possesses lush instrumentation flavored with a commercial pop aroma.  

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Long Island-based Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via

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