UK BASED PRODUCER TOM B RELEASES MELLOW NEW SINGLE 'SHE'S LIKE A DREAM' FEATURING LUCY WROE WITH CHARMING AND SMOOTH VOCALS
“She’s Like A Dream” began life as a phone recording of some piano chords, while Lucy told a story. This voice note then transformed into its current form, a noisy, trippy, sexy groove that relentless throbs until it abruptly cuts itself short.
Through the myriad of edits and sampling Wroe’s voice is peppered throughout, even before she begins to sing of infatuation, obsession, and adoration.
Lucy says “when I wrote it I was kind of imagining watching somebody, being in a room with that person you’re obsessing over, and watching them glow. Like when you’re in the middle of your first teenage romance, and you feel like an idiot because you can’t get your words out. Kind of how I imagine being a guy in school, walking up to these super confident girls, and being beaten down repeatedly because they have no idea how much you idolised them”.
Tom says “I’m incredibly, uncomfortably familiar with everything Lucy is describing, so this idea directly fed the continued production of the track, the way it moves and pulses, there's much more of a physicality to anything I’ve produced previously. I was listening to quite a bit of Beach House and Toro Y Moi while I was making it, I wanted to capture a dreamy quality that those artists seem to effortlessly create”
Featuring drums, piano (played by Philipp Koerver of German indie band Rooftalk), and double bass recorded on a phone, and guitars, keyboards and a variety of percussion instruments and mouth noises recorded at Tom’s home studio, “She’s Like A Dream” creates a layered, rolling sonic landscape to get lost in.
Born in West Somerset and currently based in London, Tom has been producing and engineering for other bands and artists since 2018, but now has turned his attention inward, creating the music he wants to hear.
“She’s Like A Dream” follows Tom’s debut 2022 EP “Little Songs” which was a tapestry-esque production calling card, reminiscent of lofi US acts such as The Microphones, Alex G, and The Books.
Tom continues “The ethos of the whole ‘Tom b’ project stems from me floating around during the lockdowns not knowing what to do with my life. Just do something. Anything. Record something on your phone, who cares if it sounds a bit roomy or dull, make something weird out of it, people might hate it, but at least you’ll have DONE something. It’s a weird counterpoint to Lucy’s imagined scenario for this song, someone just quietly in awe of something. It’s something of a rumination on inactivity I suppose.”
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