Do we ever recall the thrilling chills that came over us upon our pop discovery of Sam Sparro through “Black and Gold”? Well it’s sprung to mind now as we’ve become introduced to pop newcomer Tom Aspaul whose debut “Indiana” lifts from a ballpark that’s not so dissimilar.
Prior to landing upon our radar and the blogosphere at large, Tom has already caught the attention and worked with some of pop’s glittering names, MKS, MNEK, Syron and Jakwob but in one great move the dibs go to Little Boots / Victoria Hesketh for inking him to her On Repeat Records imprint.
There is plenty to like about Tom Aspaul’s debut “Indiana”; it’s fluidity, it’s spontaneous momentum and it’s overall bubbling character of a top draw toe-tapping anthem to boost its merits, which largely falls to MNEK as the tracks producer.
But oh before I melt into a puddle of swoonful unnecessariness, Tom has the upper calling gift of a mellifluous vocal tone that resonates with a honeyed delivery.
The bar has been set high with this introductory debut, but with the pop glitterati names Tom has on hand to call upon, it feels right that the only way is up for the impressively talented emerging artist.