Michael B Thomas, is the solo recording project of Leeds based singer-songwriter and musician Thomas Barr. His colourful lyricism and pristine lo-fi folk arrangements are born from Thomas’s time as lead songwriter and vocalist in Party Hardly. Delving into the realm of existentialism and the way modern society identifies life and love; there’s a certain melancholy of innocence within Thomas’ music, portrayed through self reflectivity, but also through experiences told by the people around and close to him.
Released last November, Michael B Thomas‘ second single Berlin was written under the guise of someone going on their first holiday abroad. It is a lush, whimsical indie-folk track, touching on themes of existentialism and the idea of life fulfilment; fading into focus pairing chugging acoustic guitars, soft synths and a bustling rhythm section.
Speaking more on the lyrical nature of Berlin, Michael B Thomas said:
“Berlin tracks the thoughts running through someone’s head as they embark on their first holiday abroad. It’s about wanting to see and do as much as possible with the limited time we’ve got. The idea for the song sort of came about during the initial weeks of lockdown when there was so much uncertainty around life, and the fact we couldn’t go anywhere. It also came with the realisation that I personally had only just gone away on my first ever trip abroad at the age of 24, a few months prior.”
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