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INTERVIEW: Thomas Sky Discusses The Release Of The Debut EP “What If”!

In 2020, Classically trained record producer & songwriter Thomas Sky made his musical debut by collaborating alongside singer-songwriter Lauren Collins on the acclaimed mid-tempo anthem “Galaxy”, which left listeners in anticipation of what was next for this gifted producer. 

After an eager wait, Thomas has ultimately unveiled his debut 5-track (1 intro & 4 singles) pop-influenced EP, “What If”, which features a host of compelling musical collaborations (Lola Rhodes, Elliot Berger, Steee, & Adalaide Adams).

Thomas has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding his debut EP & the collaboratory creative journey it undertook. You can find the full interview below.

Hey Thomas, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling readers a little bit about yourself?

Thomas: Hey, my name is Thomas; I’m a classically trained music producer born in Reunion Island (France). I moved to London to learn more about music production and the Industry, and I aspire to create songs and make the world a more musical place.

When did you first discover your passion for music?

Thomas: I started music at a very early age. Before learning to read, I was already studying music theory. My music teachers would give me sheets with musical notes marked with different colours. I played the accordion at school and started playing the piano with my mom, learning my favourite tunes by ear.

I have always had a great love for music, but my passion started to really develop after I watched Martin Garrix’s tomorrow land concert. I remember seeing how much this music impacted people’s lives, the feeling was powerful, and I would love my music to have that same effect on my listeners. 

Have you always wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?

Thomas: Music was always a part of my life; however, I didn’t always know that this was the career I wanted to pursue. I got to an age where I had to choose which path to go down, but I think it clicked when a special teacher in my life asked, ‘what would you feel great about waking up every day to’. It’s strange because no one in my family had a calling to be a musician, but somehow I found it’s all I wanted to do, and I was willing to do anything to achieve a successful career in the music industry. 

How would you currently describe your musical style?

Thomas: Currently, my music style leans towards a sweet, hopeful pop sound with fun and catchy melodies. Something that could make you smile after the lousy day life throws at you. I love the intricacies in production; that gives the song its unique flare. 

You recently released your debut EP “What If” on October 21st, which sounds epic by the way. How did the idea for this EP come together?

Thomas: I know I’ve wanted to do an ep for a while; I just needed something to inspire and represent me and my story as an artist. Collaborating with some fantastic people has helped with the creativity flow, and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. Making fresh ideas work together is always a wonderful feeling when shared; the whole experience is so much better. I think that’s how this project was nurtured and came about, through a mutual love of music. That’s why we are here, after all. 

Now I hope people can enjoy each song as much as I did when creating them.

What are some of the main influences behind the songs featured on this EP?

Thomas: The stories behind each song are unique and individual. Several musical factors influenced them; I listen to a lot of music like ‘Said The Sky’, ‘Rhude’ and ‘Owl City’ and admire a lot of Ian Kirpatricks’ productions. The songs were also inspired by events that happened, and some are true events.

On this EP, we see a variety of artists collaborating alongside you. How did the idea for these collaborations come together?

Thomas: I met a few special people online and have worked with them on many projects since; it slowly developed from there. It wasn’t easy; there were a lot of scrapped songs and failed attempts, and the ideas didn’t come overnight, either. But I always feel that work is better with more people involved, so the collaborative aspect was essential.

What does this EP personally mean to you?

Thomas: For me, this EP means more than just the feeling you get when listening to it; it means more than a carefully told story. It represents serenity and the beginning of my journey as an artist. It showcases hours of hard work from a lot of amazing musicians. I am so proud of this work, and I hope it can inspire people. So it means a lot to me because of what it represents.

If listeners could take something away from this EP, what would you like it to be?

Thomas: Through my music, I want my listeners to understand that they are not alone; people go through bad times, but we can always connect and resort to our inner child. If there is one thing to take away, it is that. Take away the feeling of coming home, knowing it will be alright and all workout.

Are there any songs that we could see released in the near future?

Thomas: I plan to follow up on the EP with a few singles with new collaborators, but I can’t say now as some of them are still in the making. I can’t wait to show the world more of my new music and grow as an artist.

Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?

Thomas: I want to say that, no matter what, you should always stick up for what you believe in, be your cheerleader and your best ally, and trust in yourself the most. The most beautiful things happen out of your comfort zone, and I wish more people could trust their guts! 

I appreciate everyone for reading, and thank you for your support!

You can check out “What If” on Spotify below or via further platforms here.

Thomas Sky: Facebook / Instagram.

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