At the heart of Andrew Thomases’ music is one thing: he wants to stir curiosity in the hearts of his listeners. Whether it’s through singing about current events, bringing humor into music, or singing from the heart, his mission is the same, and he brings it to his audiences through retro rock rhythms infused with captivating melodies that pay homage to the greats of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Thomases calls his style “conscious rock”; and it is—with songs about life experiences, loss and world events, Thomases takes listeners on an emotional journey, but not without making a few jokes along the way. It is this that’s his signature style; conscious, aware, and always striving for more—but never losing his sense of humor. Growing up just north of New York City, Andrew watched his father pursue his passion for bass guitar, before picking up his own at the age of 12. Throughout high school, he organized and played in cover bands around his hometown, developing an ear for unusual chord progressions, and he continued to explore music during college, where he enjoyed a role as a DJ for the school’s radio station.
Today, Thomases creates music that’s inspired by his move to San Francisco, and all of the experiences that have, and continue to shape him. “A number of my songs reflect my beliefs about our role in the world and society, and about the problems that face us today,” Andrew explains. Indeed, many of his songs examine changes in society and our impact on the environment. However, the singer-songwriter does not shy away from satire and humor, using it as a device to break up the serious nature of the themes he addresses. Thomases has taken inspiration from personal stories and world events to write a collection of 10 captivating, sentimental, and intellectual songs. He will release his music as a string of singles, starting with his debut single “Cure Me,” which was released on August 13th. The track explores the state of the country at the height of the pandemic, and the ever-changing times we’re living in. The song serves as a reminder of not only what we’ve been through as a nation, but a reminder that we are stronger together. That collectively, we will heal.
“I wrote “Cure Me” at the height of the pandemic, before the 2020 election. The song is written in the voice of our country (the first lines are “Picture me, our country, building walls that surround me”), and the song expresses my frustration with the then-current state of our society. It is a bit of a cry for help for the country. Despite all that was happening, perhaps something could cure society of the insanity (“Someone surely can cure me of this insanity”). The song has an ‘80s and ‘90s sound, and is an homage to The Cure, one of my favorite bands of my youth, with plenty of Cure references sprinkled in. I hope you enjoy it!”
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