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Thomas Nicolas Band Know That “Tomorrow’s Gonna Hurt”

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Thomas Nicolas Band have shared the first piece of music from their upcoming 7th album in the form of “Tomorrow’s Gonna Hurt”. Firstly though, earlier this month, they announced that they had signed their first record deal. It’s with the SBÄM, the home of the likes of Diesel Boy, Versus The World and many more. it’s a signing that serves as a mark of perseverance for the band, showing what developing your craft and sticking to your guns can achieve.

So to “Tomorrow’s Gonna Hurt“, which is as quintessential a pop-punk banger as you’re going to hear. A song all about how sometimes life can throw you some curveballs, but there’s still space to have some fun in the middle of the chaos. Running away from the reality of things for a while and doing something that makes you feel alive, it’s a situation we have all been in. Set to a vibrant blend of chords and beats, it’s a new-age party anthem for you to make some memories to.

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To find out a bit more about the signing, the song and everything in between, idobi caught up with Thomas. You can check out our chat below, and keep your eyes open for more new stuff as we drift towards 2024.

How does it feel to sign a record deal at this point in your journey, 15 years in?

I was slowly working on my 7th album with writing sessions that I had with Ace Enders, Jaret Reddick and Matthew Kennedy, but now I feel a renewed excitement for creating this album. I really owe a lot to the support of my friends like Jaret Reddick. I know that this opportunity is because of working with him on “1999” last year and the introduction to SBÄM.

What does it mean to know you have people around you who believe in the project as much as you have throughout your career?

It feels pretty validating, and it’s also inspiring me to put much more time and energy into this album to do what I can to show my respect for that support.

How do you feel your approach to the band has changed over the years if it has at all?

Wow. I’ve definitely learned to let go of being in control. When I started my first band, I obsessed over every note each band member played. I’m still a bit of a perfectionist, but I just want to ensure everyone is having fun.

How does the Thomas of 2023 differ from the Thomas of 2008 in what they want the band to be?

I still feel like the same kid. I want to play my music, and hopefully, whoever is listening is vibing with it.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned over the last six albums that has prepared you for what this seventh album is going to be?

I’ve learned to go with the flow when it comes to songwriting. And to be patient when it comes to the timing of achieving big things.

Where does “Tomorrow’s Gonna Hurt” fit into all of this? Where did the song start its life?

This initial single is the first song I wrote with Taylor Carroll that he also produced and mixed. We have talked about writing together for over two years, and I’m so stoked about how this song came out. Plus, hanging with Taylor is a lot of fun. We had a great time writing/recording in the studio. It was without a doubt that he was the one that wanted to produce my 7th album.

What does it represent for you within the bigger picture?

On “1999”, Jaret and Linus achieved the best-sounding vocal I had ever recorded up to that point. Taylor’s approach is very different, but he captures something equally as cool. I think “Tomorrow’s Gonna Hurt” represents a turning point for my band in the best way possible. There’s an air of self-awareness and optimism in spite of any challenges in this song that is very present on the entire album.

What does it mean to you to be in the position you’re in right now within yourself and the band? What is exciting you about the future?

I’m very grateful for this opportunity. I can’t wait to drop these new songs. I’m already playing a few of them in my live shows! Right now, my TV series UnderDeveloped is streaming on Tubi & Amazon freevee. I’m excited to share these things I’ve created. I’m also looking forward to my upcoming tours in the UK and Europe, as well as getting to play some music festivals again.

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