Zealand-born singer-songwriter and producer Thomston has unveiled his brand-new single ‘Deal’, out now via Warner
with a sultry R&B vibe, ‘Deal’
explores online connectivity and the disposable nature of modern relationships.
Thomston explains: “People are so accessible, that we’ve grown
increasingly disposable. We’re messaged until we’re ghosted, and that can mess
with your sense of self-worth. ‘Deal’
is facing that disposability head on, demanding clarity about a relationship.”
Thomston wrote ‘Deal’ with fellow
New Zealanders Nicholas Chrisp (of Sachi), Jacob Schdroski (of LA Women)
and Montell 2099, furthering the
Kiwi’s impeccable reputation for left-centred pop music. Thomston adds, “… it was
one of those songs that came together so quickly and naturally, and as simple
as the chorus lyric is, there’s something undeniable about the boldness of
asking someone “what the deal is” in 2019, why be confrontational when there
are a million other people you can talk to in an instant?”
‘Deal’ comes after the New Zealander’s previous serving ‘Lightweight’, with both tracks set to
feature on Thomston’s forthcoming
double EP release, “En-route: Los Angeles and London”out this September.
Thomston noted, “My hope is that this will give a sense of structure and cohesion to
this collection of songs written with a bunch of different people over the last
3 years.” In support of his upcoming project, Thomston is poised for a three-date Australian tour in September.
emerging onto the scene in 2014 with an experimental EP he released for free, Thomston went onto hone in on his
effortless songwriting talents. In 2016, he released his debut album Topograph,
whichwas recorded over five cities
in three continents, keeping the bedroom intimacy that he had delivered with
his homegrown releases but on a larger scale. Since then Thomston has cut his own path, achieving considerable levels of
success that include 90 million streams
– no mean feat for someone in his early 20s.
‘Deal’ is the sound of Thomston
continuing his ascent up the ranks. With “En-route: Los Angeles and
London”in the pipeline, it’s a rise that doesn’t look like slowing
down anytime soon.