singer-songwriter and producer Thomston returns with brand-new single ‘Casual’ alongside B-side ‘Middle Name’, out
now via Warner Music Australia.
With its sombre piano
chords and heartfelt lyrics, lead track ‘Casual’ sees Thomston tap into
the conflicting emotions that come with being in a casual relationship. “People are all over the place,” he
explains. “One second I want marriage and
kids and a dog and a house, and the next I want to be alone. I want commitment
until I don’t. ‘Casual’ is about
being in a relationship with a person of a similar temperament that is just
terrible on paper but part of you wants to give in to the ‘what-ifs’ of a
future together. It’s about wondering if commitment is all it takes.”
Both tracks are set to
feature on Thomston’s forthcoming
double EP release, ‘En-route: Los
Angeles’and‘London’, out in October. 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, he is poised for a three-date
Australian tour next month.
First 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 forged his path, achieving considerable levels of
success that include 90 million streams – no mean feat for someone in his early 20s.
Yet another stellar
release from the New Zealander, new single ‘Casual’ demonstrates just how strong Thomston’s forthcoming EP release will be.
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