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

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Thomas LaVine

Grover, NC

Thomas LaVine is a US based musician and songwriter who sounds like the crackle of a fire; a tenderly mellow combination of lush vocals and sleepy guitars. Crafting almost spiritual landscapes, his songs create peaceful spaces for introspection. His music brings together wavy synths, delicate melodies and warm acoustics to form relaxing and alluring melancholic ambiences.

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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 from my debut EP, "Everwood", set to fully release on May 6th, 2022. Everwood is a name that allures to the spirit of wonder inside us all to experience something greater than ourselves. For me, that something is the vast and untamed wilderness. The search for understanding who we are, who I am and want to be. And seeing that somehow reflected in a great landscape, far from civilization, where it all started. That is what Everwood means to me. 

Read the stories behind the songs:

1. To Never Be Known

2. Calico

3. Staring At The Sky

4. Meadows

5. Ghost of Appalachia

World of Gray Music Video and Staring At The Sky Lyric Video

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