‘Medusa’ is the second track drop from Tom Tripp’s forthcoming project ‘BLACK’ via Polydor/Geffen Records. Listen to Medusa HERE. This follows the release of last month’s ‘Loving You More’ which The New York Times says “this sweet and easy thumper is hypnotic minimal lite-soul with Afrobeats and dancehall flourishes.”
‘Medusa’ stakes Tom’s claim to be the future of smooth, breezy and sophisticated UK soul. A “sensitive Scorpio”, “Medusa” finds Tom ruminating on relationships.
“I can’t go into too many details as the stories in my songs involve real people but I wrote and produced ‘Medusa’ at a low moment” says Tom. “I’d come to the end of a very intense relationship but I was still very much attached to and controlled by the person. I was getting frequent memory waves of all the negative points of the relationship that would involuntary come out of me whenever I started recording. It was a painful time but this song—like a lot of my songs—came out of that confusion and that’s a good thing. Pain is my best inspiration.”
Tom is quite simply one of the most promising young songwriters around now. From humble beginnings on Caledonian Road, uploading the self-produced “Aurelia” to Soundcloud changed his life, including releasing an EP on NAO’s Little Tokyo label, trips to LA to play onstage with A$AP Rocky and Mura Masa as well as being the hottest signing of the year to Polydor and Geffen.