Every singer/songwriter uses life experiences to help shape their own musical style and direction. For Washington DC based Tom Goss, that method has been taken to another level on his latest album, Back To Love (April 7, 2009). Produced by Mike Ofca, Back To Love is a collection of edgy alt/pop songs that are literally about love--not always romantic love, but the many faces of love. He has built on the success of his first national tour with acclaimed singer/songwriter Eric Himan in 2008, as well as the production and release of his first video, which was featured nationally and eventually rose to #2 on MTV LOGO's The Click List.
"I wanted to create something that was instantly accessible," says Goss. "Something that would touch a wide audience, and something that was fast and clean but also carried a concrete message."
In addition, the songs are a way that Goss has opened up about his own romantic love. As a gay man, he wanted to deliver a message about societal and religious perceptions of what love means to a gay person, as well as his family's love and failed love, including the divorce of his parents. Goss also learned a lot from his recently deceased grandfather, whom he says loved his grandmother "more than I have ever seen anyone love." He adds that "Back To Love breathes speaks, and aches like nothing I have ever done before."
Tom Goss will be hosting a CD Release Party in Indianapolis on April 8. More info and Goss's latest video after the jump.