Tomo is an indie-folk singer/songwriter based in Bristol, UK. Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences, including Radial Face, Shane Macgowan, Leonard Cohen, and Charles Bukowski, Tomo has taken a raw and poetic approach to songwriting. He recently released his debut EP, Wayward Son, and has had his music played on radio stations across the country, including on BBC Somerset and BBC Radio Bristol. He combines powerful, literary lyricism with emotive musicality to produce an act that is described as very engaging and atmospheric.
His newest single, “Oh Love,” is an intimate and emotive acoustic take on the failings of a relationship. He uses a raw, stripped-back production style to draw focus to the subtle, wounded lyricism. The opening tone is set by the muffled sound of rain and the gentle strums of a guitar. His crisp vocals carry a hint of sadness as he muses over the end of the relationship.
The soft patter of the rain continues behind his bittersweet vocals, creating a peaceful environment for the lyrics full of heartache. He recognizes that holding onto the relationship any longer will only hurt, but there is still a pain in letting go, which is reflected in his hushed tones. There is no sugarcoating it…this is a sorrowful song full of heartbreak and acceptance in that heartbreak. And even in all that despair, the song still carries a minimal beauty that yearns to be heard.