Los Angeles native T. Soomian lives and breathes LA culture. Today he unveils the scintillating new single "Tell Me" from his upcoming debut album 'Love Relief' out September 27th. Shimmering in hazy psychedelia and Kevin Parker-esque production, Soomian proves to be a master of creating a vibe.
T. Soomian's songwriting tells the glamorous and sometimes not-so-glamorous fairytales of his own experiences growing up in the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles. What makes "Tell Me" so enjoyably unique is Soomian's playfulness in how he addresses the idea of a feigned love story. "I wanna spend the rest of my life singing you songs," he croons genuinely. The mood is mysterious and forthright at the same time. One minute it feels like a ploying bluff and the next we're flooded with the honesty of an "all-in" call.
Musically, Soomian thickens the air with tension only to provide relief with woozy synths and harmonious, trilling flutes. The syncopated drum groove rollicks along bursting in at just the right moments. One thing is clear, "Tell Me" is the type of cut primed for a late-night drive on the streets of L.A. contemplating one's destiny.
We caught up with Soomian to hear more about how the track came together,
"'Tell Me' is sort of a helpless outcry. It's about being obsessively in love with someone and wanting to escape with them from all the madness."
If it is any indication, T. Soomian is primed to release one of the more quintessential West Coast pop records of 2019.