Thomas Oliver’s “Losin” Is The Comfort Song For Every Heartbreak

Your new sonic comforter.

Photo: Terry Longley

Utilizing the simplest and unobtrusive instrumentation, Thomas Oliver captures the loneliness of heartbreak with acoustic guitar strums and shards of soulful tone in his new single “Losin.” The track places the gut-wrenching experience of breaking up with someone under a soft spotlight where Oliver’s silvery vocals comforts you into the loss. He’s not embracing the breakup and you can feel the bits of sadness that filters out of the jaunty rhythm. However, by taking this minimalistic and uplifting trajectory, he adds lightness to the emotional burden that comes with heartbreak:

“‘Losin’ is a lonely song about feeling someone you love slip away. But it’s intentionally juxtaposed with a bouncy rhythm and sweet melodies. This is meant to represent being so acquainted with hurt that you hardly feel it anymore.” shared Thomas Oliver.

“Losin” is from Oliver’s upcoming album Floating In The Darkness, which will be out on April 28. The Aussie soul/pop singer gained international acclaim for his 2013 album, Beneath The Weissenborn, and won the 2016 APRA award for his single “If I Move To Mars.” Starting May, he will start touring:

Australia 2017 tour

5/5 – The Tuning Fork (Auckland, New Zealand)

5/6 – Leigh Sawmill Café (Leigh, New Zealand)

5/12 – Blue Smoke (Christchurch, New Zealand)

5/13 – San Fran (Wellington, New Zealand)

5/24 – The Mussel Inn (Onekaka, New Zealand)

5/26 – Sherwood Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand)

5/26 – Repertory Invercargill (Invercargill, New Zealand)