“Close your eyes, and there you are. Whether by a lake or on a beach, the magic will operate, it is inevitable. And your imagination will do the rest. Single after single, Thomas draws images in music. Images that cannot be forgotten.” - Nicolas Pirson
What Inspires Me To Make Music
I make music because I feel like it is stitched into my being. It has always been there and will be there for as long as I am alive. I find most of my inspiration in the wild, and in moments of solitude and quiet. Making music gives me a sense of self realization, and helps me to understand my own thoughts, struggles and what gives me joy. Releasing that music, and it being received by others gives me a sense of community, one that I feel like I wouldn't otherwise find. That feels particularly special to me, and like an almost spiritual connection to those that attach a part of themselves to the songs. I find that using abstract ideas to convey my thoughts and emotions around not only big questions of the universe but also the mundane, feels like an important part of my story and what kind of footprint I want to leave. I make music in a small shed that I converted into a music studio in my back yard. That's where I write, produce, and feel at home. I typically pore over the songs for days at a time, just getting the sounds that I feel like best represent the song, or more importantly where I am mentally. I consider each song to be a photograph, capturing a moment in time. I've been writing songs since I was 18 years old, and have never looked back since. I feel like the adventure has only just started.
“I find that using abstract ideas to convey my thoughts and emotions around not only big questions of the universe but also the mundane, feels like an important part of my story and what kind of footprint I want to leave. ”
I am currently releasing songs for my EP "Idle Daylight", a collection of songs that speak of my existential experience as a person. It explores themes of loss, nostalgia, and spirituality. These are things that I tend to struggle most with. It almost gives me a sense of confusion to feel these things so intensely that I can only take them in strides. It sometimes all feels like it's perfectly sewn together by a master designer, and other times it feels like a jumbled mess that makes no sense at all. "Idle Daylight" feels like a fever dream, like being stuck in noonday adolescence without any real direction. I'm not sure if we'll ever find answers to the questions that come with existing as a human, but I do find comfort in knowing that the exploration can be wonderful when done together. That counts for something.