Los Angeles-based indie artist thom.ko releases his highly anticipated single ‘Take A Seat.’ With over 100,000 monthly listeners and over 5,000,000 streams, Thom has built an impressive listenership from his previous releases such as ‘Confusion’ and ‘Now What.’
‘Take A Seat’ is the last step before the release of his EP “Dimensions as Language,” set to release later in the year. The overall theme and concept of the “Dimensions” project are to create a cohesive project that shines a light on the multidimensional nature of art in an industry that, over the years, continuously limits an artist’s formats suitable to screens. Here, thom.ko believes that art is immersive in aesthetics and sonics while simultaneously creating an intimate and communal experience.
Taking influence from early 2000’s indie-rock and experimental hip/hop and R&B, thom.ko has created a rich, dynamic sound that is soft, warm, and comforting, reminiscent of artists like RAC, Odie, Goth Babe, and BAYNK.
He said about the release, “‘Take A Seat’ was born out of humility and written in a time of turbulence to help center myself. While motivation and self-confidence can be useful, removing myself from the center of my world and down from a pedestal of self-importance can help me release some pressure I put on myself unintentionally. Take A Seat is a reminder to sit down and focus on someone/something besides yourself. Take the time to admire something and learn from it what you can. This is where real progress towards happiness is made.“
thom.ko, the artistic project of Thomas Crowley, manifests itself in self-reflection, introspection, and a love for the obscure. Thom began diving into music creation in high school, making beats on his phone during lunch.
“There was never a specific moment when I knew my future would be absorbed by making music. Making music slowly became an essential outlet for me; it became a part of who I am without even being aware,” he shared.
“I’m glad it did, though. Every landmark, milestone, and memory is tied through it. I sacrificed personal relationships and experiences to keep pushing what seemed to be a revolving door at times. But looking back, I don’t know what else could’ve truly fulfilled that need to express myself in the way music did. “After moving to L.A. from the Pacific Northwest and surrounding himself with like-minded creatives, he knew it was meant to be.
‘Take A Seat’ is set to release on January 27th, 2023.