TOM And His Computer is the alter ego for Copenhagen legend Thomas Bertelsen. Having released his first EP under this moniker in 2017 for Trentemøller's In My Room label, he went on to produce his debut album Future Ruins in 2020.
This brandnew two track EP sees him return in fine style, with two achingly beautiful pieces of music, displaying a slightly different musical style
"After taking a - in my standards - long break from making new music, I felt I needed to try something different from what I usually do." TOM explains. "The last two years have been a rollercoaster ride for most people and like most other people I wanted to get out of my comfort zone to explore some of my brighter sides of music making. I wouldn’t say the music style changed dramatically. I see it more as a natural progression and sonically speaking, I've always found it interesting to be somewhere on the borderline between bright and darkness."
Heart Blossom features the ethereal vocals of Cosette Gobat. "Cosette," says TOM, "is a very versatile singer, originally from Philadelphia, now relocated to London. I got to know her when I was mixing a track for a super talented Italien guy named Gae Vinci. She was singing on that track and I instantly fell in love with her voice. She was up for a collaboration and things went on from there."
The production is, as always, sublime - with sparkling chords, touches of New Order’s early 80s melancholy and a shuffling drum track that underpins Cosette’s dreamy lyricism.
Along Coastlines is a beautiful counterpoint - synth washes, effected guitars and fragments of melodies combine to produce a gorgeous piece of ambient expressionism.
The new single drops right in time for an extended live tour through North America where TOM And His Computer supports Trentemøller. "I’ve been fortunate to support Trentemøller on some of his previous tours and those tours have been some of the best experiences I've ever had.", says TOM. "Pure dedicated music lovers and very open minded. The people who go to these shows only go because they have a sincere interest in good quality indie music. As a support act I don’t believe you can ask for more."
TOM And His Computer supporting Trentemøller
16.09.2022 USA, Seattle (WA), The Showbox
17.09.2022 Canada, Vancouver, Hollywood Theatre
18.09.2022 USA, Portland (OR), Wonder Ballroom
19.09.2022 USA, San Francisco (CA), August Hall
21.09.2022 USA, Los Angeles (CA), The Fonda Theatre
22.09.2022 USA, Solana Beach (CA), Belly Up Tavern
23.09.2022 Mexico, Mexico City, Auditorio Blackberry
24.09.2022 USA, Miami, The Ground
25.09.2022 USA, Denver (CO), Bluebird Theater
27.09.2022 USA, Chicago (IL), Metro
29.09.2022 Canada, Toronto (ON), The Danforth Music Hall
01.10.2022 Canada, Montreal (QC), MTELUS
04.10.2022 USA, Boston (MA), Paradise Rock Club
06.10.2022 USA, Brooklyn (NY), Elsewhere