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An interview with thomTide: San Diego's multi-genre artist who can't be put into a box

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

The first track I ever heard from thomTide was 'zeroSum'. As soon as I heard the melody I stopped and said to myself "who is this guy?!". Well, through the powers of the internet I would soon find out, and after approaching him on Instagram (@thomtide) he then agreed to do an interview with me to discuss his artistry. The 26 year old artist/producer draws influence from a wide range of genres including R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop and even Classical music. There were a few things that stood out to me though, beyond just his music. There was innovation everywhere I looked and even the way he released all of his creative content was enticing. With bi-weekly single releases that make up seasonal projects and thematic artwork that connects with each other, revealing itself over time - it was clear to me that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts with thomTide. The San Diego, CA based artist manages to simultaneously exist in his time by feeding the habits of consumerism in the digital age, and also operate in a lane of his own, on his own terms, as a creative.

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