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Thomas Oliver reveals a stunning live video of ‘Losin’ and announces Australian tour dates in June
BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 12-Apr-2017
It was the heartstring-tugging single that whisked Thomas Oliver into 2017 with that same grace and poise that has come to define his work. Now, the Australian-born New Zealand-based singer/songwriter is pleased to present a live video of ‘Losin’ and also reveal that he is coming to our shores on a run of live shows this June.
“Utilizing the simplest and unobtrusive instrumentation, Thomas Oliver captures the loneliness of heartbreak with acoustic guitar strums and shards of soulful tone.”
Aupium Global Music
Taken from his forthcoming album, Floating In The Darkness, out April 28, Oliver’s latest single ‘Losin’ is an ode to lost love – a soul-filled melancholy number that touches on the loneliness of heartbreak, whilst simultaneously creating a sense of warmth and security like that of a much-needed hug.
Filmed live for Aston Rd Sessions, the video accompaniment showcases Oliver’s effortless vocal range opening with a beautiful, yet pained falsetto which gradually transforms to the warm, low, and hopelessly submissive tones of its chorus. The impeccable vocals sit atop a simple acoustic arrangement of soft-slapping guitar, delicate harmonies, and a soulful flugelhorn solo that evidently touches everyone in the intimate space.
“‘Losin’ is a lonely song about feeling someone you love slip away. But it’s intentionally juxtaposed with a bouncy rhythm and sweet melodies. This is meant to represent being so acquainted with hurt that you hardly feel it anymore” - Thomas Oliver
THOMAS OLIVER FLOATING IN THE DARKNESS ALBUM TOUR DATES
Wednesday 7 June - The Grace Emily, Adelaide SA
Friday 9 June - The Milk Factory, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 10 June - Wesley Anne, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 11 June - Leadbelly, Sydney NSW
Thursday 15 June - Babushka, Leederville WA
All tickets on sale Thursday 13 April via www.thomasoliver.co.nz
FLOATING IN THE DARKNESS is out Friday April 28
Pre-orders - apple.co/2muZGcx