THOMA – “Bouquet” EP Review
- 11th June 2018
THOMA is the alias of London based artist Tom Johnston. THOMA’s music has been described as ambient electro pop, with a mix of deep pop synths and strong soul vocals. Inspired by the likes of Phil Collins and Luther Vandross aswell as modern electronic music like NAO and Halsey, THOMA’s new EP “BOUQUET” is a captivating yet relaxing body of work.
My inspiration for ‘Bouquet’ was a concept. A Bouquet of flowers is something that is given to someone you love, each song is a flower and each song is its own story of love and the various forms it can take, whether its something I have experienced or someone around me has experienced.” Says Tom about the EP. Cool concept, right?
The EP begins with single “What Went Wrong”, which showcases THOMA’s commanding vocal presence. “Wild Love” comes second, which is more of a gradual builder, mixing insane falsetto vocals and guitar. Next is “Need Somebody”, that is a more retro synth sounding track, and my personal favourite on the EP. “C.R.A.S.H” is the second to last track and shows a track that feels summery yet lonesome with a tropical crescendo two thirds of the way in. The final song on the EP is “Natural Disaster” , which is a soft solo piano piece that acts as a perfect conclusion to the EP!
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