New EP I Wanna Be Exploited EP by Tommy Red

2018-05-01 05:35:52 UTC

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"This is my solo debut EP called "I Wanna be Exploited." The tracks were recorded over the last year, with me performing everything except percussion and some backup vocals. I describe my style as new alternative, and my sound most closely resembles Glorious Sons, 21 Pilots, Royal Blood, Beck and the Beastie Boys. My favorite critique from TuneCore was "the songs sound like they belong in a Quentin Tarantino movie." I obsess heavily over lyrics and they are the driving factor in my songwriting. I want someone to read my lyrics and love the song before they hear it. The general theme is self realization and self deprecation, and each song comes with an accompanying story. The tracks "Ex Catholic," "Hello (Won't You Go Away)," and "Running" are all about relationships, some more disastrous than others. "Raise a Glass" is dedicated to the Flint, MI lead poisoning and my thoughts on how the city has been treated for the last few decades. "Still Inside Your Head" is a tribute to the drummer of my previous band who lost his battle with addiction. "My Felonies" is an ode to wanting all the things in life one can not obtain. The EP's sound is my best effort to strike a balance between live, raw and professional. Every instrument is performed live and no samples, sound machines or auto-tuners were used in the making of this album. My philosophy is if I can't play it live, it shouldn't be on my record."

Track List


  • My Felonies - 03:39 
  • Ex-Catholic - 03:40 
  • Hello (Won't You Go Away) - 03:37 
  • Raise a Glass - 03:57 
  • Still Inside Your Head - 03:59 
  • Running - 03:36


Genre : alternative, retro, rock, alt, alt-rap, indie, Detroit

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Review for the new EP "I Wanna Be Exploited" by Tommy Red

A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit. The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”

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