VIDEO PREMIERE: TOMEMITSU “SECRETS”
Tomemitsu is a former member of several notable local bands (like So Many Wizards, Trabants and more) but also—and actually primarily—a dedicated solo artist all his own, with songs that root and bloom in the cracks and seams between personal moments. Next month he’ll release his new The Cave EP, written in a deliberately difficult way to provoke him into creating something new and special. As Tomemitsu explains, he went against habit and wrote all the lyrics for the EP first, then made music to fit, with the idea being that limitation would encourage experimentation. After a single night of live recording, he had most of The Cave finished.
Says Tomemitsu: “This EP has noise bleed, mistakes, creaking chairs, reverberating squeaks … these elements echoing with a message of introspection, hope, and renewal—the themes of each of the songs on the EP.”
“Secrets” especially explores a certain kind of desolation, represented with weight and precision by filmmaker Cody Duncum, whose extended metaphor on knowing how and when to leave—especially when the world outside looks so cold—underscores the intimacy and isolation of the song, and of course the feeling of being alone in a too-big room with your thoughts. Tomemitsu’s The Cave EP is out digitally and as a limited CD-R on Fri., April 20, on Sucks About Dinosaurs—get a copy here!