Even though the Gloucester native is fairly new to the music industry, Tommie delivers a one-of-a-kind sound that blends elements of hip-hop and R&B. This sound stems from experiences throughout Tommie's childhood. When he was ten years old, Tommie's sister gifted him her old Bluetooth MP3 player. Tommie excitedly began diving into the world of 90s urban music. He dedicated much of his time to diversifying his musical background, expanding his knowledge in songwriting, and honing his craft. Tommie's determination has allowed him to blossom as an artist and his new track "Innocence" is a preview of his bright future.
Discussing the inspiration behind "Innocence", Tommie says, "The problem with putting someone on a pedestal is that it's not sustainable. Humans are flawed and need grace. This song comes from a place of self-reflection, accountability, and humility. We have a habit of projecting our own issues and insecurities onto others. How can we trust someone to not make mistakes if we know we are making them ourselves and will probably continue to? Knowing that my closet needs rearranging, how am I supposed to believe in yours?”
Guided by a minimal chilling beat, "Innocence" features compelling drums that pay homage to the 90s. Saxophone and synth progressions seamlessly intertwine, providing a comforting aura for the listener. The instrumental is fantastic, but what really makes the track special is Tommie's vocals. His lyrics are overflowing with passion and emotion, while the words themselves tell a captivating story.
It is quite rare to see an artist embody such an influential sound. "Innocence" clearly identifies that Tommie is the needle in a haystack when it comes to R&B and hip-hop.