Los Angeles producer-songwriter shares powerful indie pop anthem
L.A. indie pop artist TOMI‘s latest offering, “Broad Strokes,” arrives as a breath of fresh air, fusing an irresistibly upbeat sound with deep emotional resonance. The accompanying ’80s-inspired music video adds an extra layer of visual flair to this indie gem. The track delves into the complexities of a long-distance relationship, contrasting the vivid storytelling of one woman with the intentionally vague and “broad stroke” responses of her partner. The palpable anxiety about an uncertain future fuels the song’s poignant narrative.
Crafted in TOMI’s Los Angeles studio, the song’s vintage electric piano chords set a nostalgic tone from the outset, instantly transporting listeners to another era. The addition of sax, bass, and drums creates an infectious dancing groove that seamlessly meshes with TOMI’s emotive vocal melodies. The resulting soundscape is spacious and evocative, giving life to the song’s emotional core.
Her production work for esteemed artists like Tove Lo, Vérité, and others showcases her versatile talents. In a musical landscape that craves authenticity, TOMI shines as a songwriter, producer, and performer. “Broad Strokes” is a triumph, solidifying her as a force to be reckoned with in the indie music scene.
You can watch the wondrous music video below: