Rising talent Tomi Thomas entices listeners with a playful melody while maintaining a laid-back vibe, according to Sarah A. Freiseis, special project manager of the Brooklyn-based entertainment company, PlaybookMG.
Freiseis told Caribbean Life that Thomas has just released the single, “Again,” ahead of the complementary music video to be released later this month.
“The track showcases African music in a modern format laced with lyrics that are an ode to love and the familiarity of experiencing it,” Freiseis said. “The percussive elements add depth and are in perfect complement to his vocals.
“He stepped it up in the production department with this one, bringing on Matthew Sean Allen and James Steed, who also worked on ‘Up’ by Cardi B,” she added.
Freiseis said the track is creating hype leading up to the drop of Thomas’s EP, “Hopeless Romantic,” later this summer.
Thomas released the song, “Hopeless Romantic,” in August 2020 and even made a remix version with British-Jamaican dancehall artiste Stylo G.
Freiseis said Thomas is one of several Nigerian artists — such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Davido, Patoranking and Prettyboy D-O — making a name for themselves on the international music scene.
Shortly after his album debut, Thomas’s single “Ready Or Not”, reached number 1 on the Soundcity Nigeria’s Top 10 Chart.
Prior to launching his solo career, Freiseis said he performed with the musical group, Loud On Sound (LOS).
Before that, she said he experimented with various genres “and has always had an aptitude for the arts.”