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GET TO KNOW: Tom Tom Park
After first breaking through earlier this year with his fantastic debut single 'Revelation', Dutch producer Tom Tom Park is back once again to unveil his fresh and upbeat follow-up 'Adore Me'.
Featuring guest vocals from Bristol-based Disc Eyes, 'Adore Me' brings back more of that fun and joyous disco-inspired sound he has been pursuing. Jam-packed with bouncing beats, killer hooks, and catchy riffs throughout, it feels like he onto a winning sound with this one.
So with the new single available, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and inspirations over the years.
Can you give us a little more info on Adore Me?
Adore Me is a wordy and beat-driven song about self-love and staying true to yourself, with hopefully tasty lines that push the beat forward. I wanted to make a song for -you guessed it- being exactly who you are. In a way it’s a reflective song, making an especially powerful statement about being unapologetically yourself because – “baby I don’t give a damn, yellow, green, blue is who I am”. Simply put, if you have it, flaunt it. And when it comes time to hit the chorus, feel free to join in.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I was obsessed with that little Casio VL-1 synthesizer my dad once gave me when he got home from a trip abroad!
What was the first album you remember owning?
I remember it was Madonna’s first album. It’s still great. At the time, looking back on it, I think it took pop in a new direction. When you listen to it, it feels as impressive today as it did when it was first released, I think.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
There are too many to choose from, the first one that comes to mind is Kylie’s Can’t get you out of my head, it’s danceable and stylish at the same time.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
Sharing it with the world.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Sometimes, finding the right hook.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I hope I’ll still be enjoying writing and making music. For now, I’d be happy if Adore Me turns out to be anyone’s own little anthem, it’s for people who are determined to be themselves no matter what life is throwing at them. I hope listeners will enjoy Adore Me as a funky ride, this song is for you to feel free and excited about your life.
Tom Tom Park's new single 'Adore Me' is available to stream now. Check it out below.