Tom Adams is a Cambridge born and Berlin based singer-composer released his debut album Silence via Kowloon Records last month. Today we premiere a brand new video for ‘Time’ here, filmed in Norway watch above.
Using the studio as an instrument, Adams’ exploratory production techniques left his signature mark on a collection of tracks that’s haunting arrangements and glistening falsetto-led peaks echo the ghost of Jeff Buckley circling the musical orbits of modern innovators like Jon Hopkins, Anohni and Jónsi of Sigur Ros.
Adams started playing the piano as a child but things didn’t fall into place until he bought his first electric guitar as a teenager. He quickly became obsessed with songwriting, finding inspiration in his surroundings, “Living in the countryside is lovely for writing as you can leave so much space in your music – the perfect situation for delicate sounds.” A big turning point for him came during his first visit to Berlin in the summer of 2014 however; “The night I arrived I went to a Nils Frahm show. After his set, he invited a member of the audience to come onstage and play. I got up and the response was amazing.” Frahm’s manager subsequently took him under his wing and went on to introduce him to Kowloon Records. Since relocating to Berlin, he has found himself embracing the idea of noise for the first time, “I have in the past been extremely focused on making things perfect in my music, but now I’ve learnt to accept the noise and embrace imperfection.”