New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and producer Thomston has unveiled his brand-new single ‘Deal’, out now via Warner Music Australia.
Armed 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.
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 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.