FM PREMIERE: Tobiahs reveals moody grandeur in latest single ‘Hurt This Bad’

"I’ve always tried to explore new ground within dance music while maturing as a person"
8th November 2023

Tobiahs, a producer from Melbourne, continues to blend genres that resist straightforward categorization to create his unique space in the ever-changing realm of electronic music. The recent release of his single, Hurt This Bad, under Mushroom Group, serves as a testament to his meticulous artistry and unwavering commitment to detail.

Tobiahs’ signature sound is on full display in Hurt This Bad. The track boasts a flawless fusion of pretty inflections and an addictively driving beat, creating a sonic landscape that is both irresistibly moody and enchanting. The haunting top-line, courtesy of a masterful sample of vocalist Georgia Hoareau, weaves seamlessly through the composition, creating a captivating auditory experience.

The repetitive vocal phrase, anchored by the key lyrics and hook ‘Never Without You,’ perpetuates in welcome continuity, forming an addictive solicitation that lingers long after the music has ceased. It’s a testament to Tobiahs’ ability to create music that is not only sonically compelling but emotionally resonant.

Tobiahs sheds light on the creative process behind Hurt This Bad‘: “I’m always digging for undiscovered and under-appreciated music, and when I found Georgia’s original vocal, I couldn’t believe how such a good song had flown under the radar – I knew right away I had to sample it. I’ve always tried to explore new ground within dance music while maturing as a person, and I hope Hurt This Bad is a reflection of that growth musically and personally”​

Georgia Hoareau, the source of the evocative vocals, reflects on the collaboration: “‘In The End’ is a personal track written after my first breakup. Each line expresses the struggles of a heartbroken girl having to say goodbye to her first love. The ultimate compliment for any artists is to have your song covered or sampled by another artist and I’m genuinely honoured that Tobiahs discovered my song and found something inspiring in my music to create ‘Hurt This Bad’”.

Tobiahs’ ability to seamlessly cross-pollinate dance and pop genres has positioned him as one of the industry’s most exciting and in-demand young producers. With over 30 million streams to his name and counting, Tobiahs has proven his prowess in balancing forward-thinking tastemaker production with the accessibility and easy listening appeal of modern popular music.

His 2019 single, Late Night, served as a turning point, achieving ARIA Gold status with over 7 million streams on Spotify alone. Tobiahs continues to build on this success with recent tracks like Don’t Fret and Now & Again, drawing influence from a diverse pool of genres including house, garage, pop, tech-house, and R&B melodies.

Tobiahs’ impact is not confined to his home country; he has been featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best New Songs’ homepage for Why Am I In Love (feat. TIKE), with support from Spotify’s Come Thru and Indie Arrivals, along with Apple’s Future Dance Hits, Electronic Pop, and New In Dance playlists in the US. As a true visionary and artist, Tobiahs meticulously crafts his output, allowing space for his artistry to flourish with each new step. In doing so, he reminds us of the dynamism and creativity that a truly innovative producer brings to the table.