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Peaches Geldof's widower Thomas Cohen announces debut solo album

Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Peaches Geldof's widower Thomas Cohen has announced the release of his debut solo album. The 25-year-old, who was formerly the frontman of the band S.C.U.M, began working on the record in 2012, two years before his wife passed away.

Entitled Bloom Forever, the album will be released through Stolen Recordings in May, and is said to be a chronologically ordered document of the songs Thomas wrote between 2012 and 2015. The title track is written about the musician's youngest son Phaedra Bloom Forever, while other songs are likely to touch upon the grief Thomas felt after Peaches' tragic death in April 2014, leaving him to raise their two young sons.

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Thomas Cohen will release his debut solo album in May

Although Thomas stopped working on the album in 2014 to focus on his children Astala, three, and Phaedra Bloom, two, he later relocated to Iceland for a brief time to complete the record last year.

The musician has said that while he has touched upon personal emotions and experiences in the record, he doesn't want people to listen to the songs thinking about the events surrounding Peaches' death.

"I would hate for somebody to listen to the record and just think about me, you know?" Thomas said. "That's not why you really make music. You're making music for somebody else to emotionally respond to."

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Thomas is believed to have written songs about Peaches and their sons

Thomas has received full support from Peaches' family and friends in the difficult time following her death, and recently enjoyed a holiday in Miami with Peaches' younger sister Pixie and a group of friends including Daisy Lowe, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw over the New Year.

Nonetheless, grief still weighs heavily on the family, particularly Peaches' father Bob Geldof who has said he finds the pain of her loss "unbearable".

Speaking during an interview on Ireland's RTE Radio 1 in late 2015, Bob admitted: "Part of me kind of half-expected it with Peaches, to be honest with you – the way she was carrying on, there's nothing you can do about it.

"This thing of being forever 25, in my head, that's unbearable, simply because of that cliché – you are not supposed to see your children die."