Pioneering a new sub-genre of Afrobeat called Afro Rng (rhythm and groove) Tommy Tomad shares his exciting feel-good single ‘Goosebumps’ which explores the feeling of love at first sight. The record is a sonic metaphor of Tommy’s first encounter with lust and desire and his expression of this feeling. His unorthodox approach steers towards a melodic expression of the experience rather than lyric articulation, leading the listener through a heartfelt and emotional journey as Tommy Tomad reveals what exactly has given him ‘Goosebumps’.
Produced by Soundchef the record displays a complex fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, psychedelic rock and traditional afrobeat reminiscent of the Nigerian legend Fela Kuti. Exploding with different textures and sound palettes, Tommy narrates his story, layering enticing vocal and melody’s rhymes set to incite shivers and ‘Goosebumps’. Soundchef comments “The record is about having a good time. Tommy Tomad sang beautifully on this banger with the way he was able to find distinctive pockets in the song.”
Since exploding onto the landscape of the rapidly growing Irish music scene with crew TFClique, Nigerian born and Irish raised artist Tommy has been paving the way for afrobeat and afro swing in the island of Ireland all the way from Drogheda. Making debut with the ‘Sweet Dreams Tape’ followed by a feature on ‘Jayie’ on the highly accredited’ Organised Mess’ album by Evans Junior in 2018. As a result of the rising popularity, Tommy supported acts like Adekunle Gold, Oxlade and Wande Coal on their arrival to Ireland. With new music loaded and ready to go all we can ask is, what’s next for the African Loverboy?
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