Here at ICMP we are proud to support our community and always look forward to sharing their successes.
Every Tuesday we source the best new releases from our students, alumni and tutors and make them #ICMPSpotlight of the week.
This time we've chosen to shine a light on Luke Toms, one of BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship's tutors and MA Songwriting alumnus.
ICMP SPOTLIGHT: 12TH NOVEMBER
'THE FOREVER HOUSE' BY LUKE TOMS
Luke Toms is a member of the ICMP faculty, specifically a teaching fellow on the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship programme. As a singer-songwriter, producer, and composer, Luke has over ten years of experience within the music industry.
Around 14 years ago, Luke signed a major record deal with Island Records off the back of the songs he had written between the age of 19 and 24. He then went on to record a record called The Forever House, which was produced by Luke himself and Marius de Vries (La La Land, Rufus Wainwright, Moulin Rouge), together with some of the best musicians in the business.
Luke refers to it a 'one of the last truly grandiose records', which included a 40-piece string section and all manner of wonderful instruments.
Unfortunately, due to politics within the label, the record was shelved and never released... Until now! 13 years after the original release date, Luke is proud to share his album with the world.
The Forever House is a deeply personal album, it explores some very traumatic and beautiful memories from my young adult life. Getting it out is huge and feels like the acceptance for many difficult times is closer."
The Forever House was released on 1st November 2019. Life for an old record!
Follow our Spotlight 2019 Spotify playlist, and listen to the newest releases by ICMP students and alumni, including 'I Can't Let You Go', the opening track of The Forever House album by Luke Toms.
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