Create a perfect fantasy with ‘Honeymoon’Thomston releases new alternative album illustrating the intricate sides to a relationship
Hoping to travel more with the release of his new album “Honeymoon,” upcoming artist Thomston is showcasing an articulate side to the genre of pop. Rating: A+ Photo Credit: Karen Ishiguro
“I’ve got you where I want you / But I don’t even want you to stay / Would you hate me if I sent you away?”
First brought into the public light in 2014, Thomston views songs analytically rather than emotionally to articulate the question of why one song will resonate with listeners more than others. With his music, Thomston has been able to gain over 90 million streams and his detailed, anecdotal lyricism shines light on the genuine storylines, with melodies creating a mood-centric and dreamy vibe.
Taking time off to recuperate his drive for music, Thomston recently released an enticing EP, “Honeymoon,” including three songs: “Honeymoon,” “JPA989” and “Magnolia” featuring Zeph.
Right off the bat, Thomston catches the listener with the ‘80s eccentric ambiance. He sets the mood singing, “The honeymoon, it faded with the heat,” escaping into the reality of heartbreak once the “honeymoon” phase is over in the relationship. With the upbeat and slow burn chorus saying, “Oh Baby we never were bulletproof / The cracks have been / Letting the rain through / Now we’re out the honeymoon,” this song is a definite hit.
Thomston really takes the listener on a ride with “JPA989” and “Magnolia,” detailed about the intimacies of youthful love. With “JPA989,” there is an almost euphoric harmony with an added echo to his voice, creating the perfect illusion of a romantic date night drive singing, “And I’m feeling kinda childish but I wanted to call you mine / Would that be alright? / I cut you a key, make a home in me.”
Similarly, in “Magnolia,” the clashing of Thomston and Zeph’s voice create a heterophonic melody making the track almost seem like a musical. This raw ballad is an open wound as Zeph uses a whisper voice singing, “Distance makes the heart grow fonder / I pull you in ’cause I think it makes us stronger / But things fall apart when they’re rushed / I don’t hate you, I hate my life.”
In general, “Honeymoon,” showcases Thomstons ability to use his life experiences by articulately creative messages in his lyricism. His music is not only infatuatedly packed with resonant melodies making you want to dance and cry, but give you insight on the type of creator Thomston really is. Overall, if you want a perfect mix of sad yet pop music, escape into the fantasy world of “Honeymoon.”