Loome’s melancholic second single ‘Day I Died’ precedes debut album ‘Astrohearts’

"Writing songs has always been how I deal with emotions, so naturally I locked myself in my studio whilst processing this bombshell..."
1 May 2024

Loome, the solo project and pseudonym of Suffolk-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and writer Tomas Frankson, unveils his polished, thoughtful, and melancholic second single, Day I Died, from his self-recorded and self-produced upcoming debut album, Astrohearts.

After our coverage in March of his dynamic single MARS, Loome’s songwriting prowess is fully evident in Day I Died, which skillfully balances its emotional depth with pop sensibilities. The track​  is embellished with tastefully integrated alternative instrumentation.​ Built around a restrained backing of chorus tinted guitar chords, fuzzy tones and atmospheric spheres of twinkling synth, Loome’s elegant lead vocals glide above the backing as he delivers devastatingly honest, heartfelt lyricism.

Growing into its chorus, the track introduces lo-fi drums which give the track a gentle pulse as a wide, vibrant lead synth creates a vibrant backdrop for the infectiously catchy lead line.

Talking about the single, Loome reveals: “I’ve recently learned of a genetic disorder which I’ve been told by my doctor puts my first heart attack at the age of 38, I’m currently 33. So even with a pretty intense treatment plan in place, this feels like a death sentence. Writing songs has always been how I deal with emotions, so naturally I locked myself in my studio whilst processing this bombshell.

Even though I am told I’ll live a long and healthy life with treatment, this was a huge wake-up call to how I was spending my time and what I wanted my life to be about. This song is specifically about THAT day and how even though I can change my future, I can’t change my past. Things I wish I had done differently will always ‘just be’ even if I drop dead tomorrow.”

With an instantly recognisable sound and songwriting approach, Loome has gained extensive Spotify Editorial playlist support (Peach, Alt-Pop, New Music Friday, Fresh Finds: Pop and Class of 2023 on Fresh Finds UK & IE), picked up award nominations as well as a whole host of UK radio plays and BBC introducing and across the UK, the solo artist continues to solidifying his place as an exciting up and comer.