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total tommy Shares New Single “ADELINE” – Out Now via [PIAS] Recordings

June 20, 2024
Andrea Veltom

total tommy

Shares New Single “ADELINE”

Via [PIAS] Recordings

Buzzy new Sydney/Eora artist total tommy returns with new single, “ADELINE“. Despite the infancy of the project, critical support has been overwhelming: NME i-D, The Times, Clash, DIY have all lent praise.

On “ADELINE”, total tommy addresses her teenage self in her worst moments, and vows that things will get better: “I need to remind you / You don’t have to do this anymore.” In true total tommy fashion, the song is quietly, overwhelmingly stirring; it feels like being struck at some random moment, maybe when you’re a little intoxicated with some people you love, that you’ve come a long way. Meaningfully, she co-wrote this one with her wife. 

On the new single, total tommy says –“ADELINE” was written on a trip to Melbourne earlier this year. I was feeling really nostalgic about being back in my hometown, and wrote “ADELINE” as a bit of a letter to my teenage self, and the advice I’d give her now. It’s about finding that ignition and getting better at being able to shut off all of the noise your brain makes

Capturing that essence of nostalgia which travels to the forefront of the vision cascading from the tonality of the brooding notes that form this immersive structure. As the notes resonate with this deep complexity, they loop and are joined by the electronic percussion, the landscape captures this airy theme whilst the harmonic vocal range and intimate lyrics travel higher than the rhythmic textures. Delicately floating in this softer space and adding this stirring affection into the voyage. Through the vulnerability of this creation, we experience the fierce artist armed to deliver such reaching arrangements with a lasting touch.

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