Conversation with T.O.M

Tommaso Fioroni aka T.O.M is an electronic-pop singer/songwriter from Italy who is now based in London, where he’s pursuing his music career and studying Popular Music Performance at BIMM London. 

Right before releasing his debut single ‘Billy’, T.O.M went through the castings of the famous Italian talent show ‘AMICI’, reaching the final audition. 

His second and latest song is ‘Send Me Signs’, released in Spring 2021. 

His influences in electronic-pop and the experimenting dance/electronic sounds immediately draws the listeners into an ethereal place. 

He is now working on new music and collaborations but let’s find more about it in the interview!

1 – Hello T.O.M, how is it going? We are excited to have you on our blog and we can’t wait to know more about you and your music. How would you describe yourself in a few words?

Hey there, I’m good thank you and thanks for this interview. I would say I’m a very easy going guy, who loves to stay with people and to share ideas and emotions with others. At the same time I am an introvert person too, who needs to detach from the world from time to time.

2 – What inspired you to start playing and making music? What were your first steps in the music industry?

Literally the feeling I had when I first opened my mouth singing on an actual stage when I was 11 was already a huge sign for me that that was the path I should have pursued. I still can’t find anything that can make me feel like music does. When I moved to London back in 2019, I started a music university and I got my first contacts with the music industry right there in terms of managers, producers and other songwriters.

3 – If you could choose any artists in the world, who would it be your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?

I would definitely love to collaborate with Stromae. He’s always been one of my biggest musical references and also an all-round musician, which I aspire to be.

4 – Beside music, do you have any other hobbies or interests?

I have different hobbies besides music: the biggest one is without any doubt Astronomy, which I’m also trying to connect to my music in various forms. I also love doing sports, especially Tennis, that I used to play everyday up until 2019.

5 – Your latest release ‘Send Me Signs’ sounds amazing! Can you tell us more about the process of making this song?

I’m glad you like it! It’s been an amazing creative process with ‘Send Me Signs’. I immediately knew what I had in mind for that song sound wise. Lately I’m much more specific than before when it comes to prepare a demo for a producer and fortunately that was the case too. A lot of the pads and other elements that you can hear on the actual song were already in the raw demo I originally recorded, so the whole process was very clear. Big shout-out to VASIO, the producer of the track and a dear friend of mine, who was able to recreate the atmosphere I firstly imagined for the song.

6 – How would you describe the music that you typically create?

The word that usually comes to my mind to describe the music I create is ethereal. I love to imagine my sound as something that doesn’t belong to our world, lost in the vastness of the universe and not tangible. Surely, this is not applicable to every song I create but that’s a concept that often comes while creating.

7 – Do you feel more confident writing music alone, or within a team?

It really depends. What I’m sure about is that currently, I prefer to write lyrics by myself, having a calm and relaxed environment around me. On the other side, when it comes to experiment with sounds or instruments I love surrounding myself with people that I love and that can help me figure out stuff in a much easier way. That’s a big plus for the entire creative process and can also end up being much faster.

8 – Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician.

The musical and personal connection I find with some other artists is probably my favorite part of being a musician. I love when I can share my most vulnerable part with someone else, and that being done through a creative process is really everything to me. But unfortunately, the economic aspect of being a musician is my least favorite part. It’s really tough to have a stable income from music and that’s what sometimes can make you struggle and lose focus on the music. You’re still working a lot during the days, but a normal economic recognition might not be

there.

9 – What are the next steps for your project? Anything exciting on the horizon? 

I’m very excited about what’s to come in my musical project. I’m currently

experimenting a lot both with writing in English and Italian and with the sound I want to achieve. I’m also working with different people in order to let me touch by different influences. It’s gonna be a hot summer in terms of releases and…expect something very soon.

Thank you T.O.M, it was a pleasure talking to you! We wish you the best of luck for your next releases and projects! 

Alessia from Jay’s Studio xx

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