Today, enigmatic songwriter THØSS reveals new single ‘Submarine’, released independently on November 18th.
A purveyor of small town nostalgia via towering, anthemic sonics, THØSS draws inspiration from his youth, growing up in the sleepy commuter town of Fleet to tell intricate, affecting stories of the human condition, exploring themes including depression, anxiety and painful relationships. Opting to reimagine the world from the perspective of those around him rather than writing autobiographically, the anomalous raconteur pairs his vivid lyricism with soulful vocal inflections and vibrant electric guitar twangs to create a sound that is both intensely personal and instantly compelling on a broad scale.
Speaking about ‘Submarine’, THØSS says: ‘‘Submarine’ tells a story of manipulation; a complete burial beneath the skin. I didn’t write ‘Submarine’ autobiographically, but tried to comment on imbalances sometimes seen in relationships and wrote lyrics filled with the arrogance of the perpetrators. I wrote ‘Submarine’ behind the wheel of a car.’
‘Submarine’ is the 26-year-old musician’s first release since his debut EP ‘Benchwarmer’ earlier this year, which quickly garnered support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, while lead track ‘IWITW’ soared to #2 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart and #6 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart. Support slots for indie stalwarts Black Honey, Milk & Bone and HÆLOS preceded a sold out headline show at London’s Waiting Room, as well as a slot at the prestigious Communion Presents showcase. The remainder of 2016 will see THØSS bring his masterful live set to #Blogtober Festival at The Finsbury, London and Fallow Cafe, Manchester, followed by a December headline show at The Old Blue Last.