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Thomas Cohen was a 'bit of a shell'

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Thomas Cohen was a 'bit of a shell'

Thomas Cohen was a "bit of a shell" after wife Peaches Geldof's death.

The 25-year-old musician was left devastated when his spouse - with whom he had sons Astala, three, and Phaedra, two - died from a drugs overdose in April 2014, and four months later, he headed to Reykjavik, Iceland, for "space" to work on his solo album, 'Bloom Forever'.

He said: "Coming here [to Iceland] was the first bit of space I'd had.

"I was still a bit of a shell and I so needed it. You have to lose that context of yourself, in order to create what it is you're meant to create."

Following his beloved wife's passing, Thomas was initially unsure whether he would return to music.

He admitted: "I definitely did clam up and close off. But I gradually realised that if you do that, you're kind of f***ing yourself.

"If you're repressing anything, and you have some sort of outlet, you should - or I felt that I should - definitely try to use it."

Of all the album, Thomas finds a track called 'Morning Fall' - which he wrote the month before Peaches' death - the most "emotional".

He told MOJO magazine: "I wrote it in my garden. It was the start of spring and days seemed to just come and go, and it all winds into this kind of dream-like state of not really knowing what you're doing or when,

"Like, some days in the countryside you just wake up and there's fog, and it doesn't leave, and at the end you go to bed.

"I guess the song is realising that something is coming to an end, but seeing the light in that."