It’s new music Friday and we’re being showered with new music from the likes of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, and here to bless us with his synth-laced album Lifeline is rising singer-songwriter RJ Thompson. Taking us on a journey filled with shimmering retro synths and indie-pop productions, Thompson focuses on reflection and nostalgia for his new album, pulling on inspiration from previous relationships and his childhood for an expertly crafted combination of electronica and soul-tinged melodies. Having released “Kids” and “Forget About The Day” earlier this year, the singer’s new album offers us a more introspective look into his own insecurities.
Opening up on the album release, the singer revealed, “Early on in the process of writing this album, I realised how many of the songs had references to my personal relationships, not just with people that I love, but also my life online. When I sat down to write Act Of God, I really set out to make the verse lyrics as polarising as possible, to echo the tribal nature of social media. The final song basically became a commentary on how it always takes a disaster, or an ‘act of God’, for people to put aside their differences – at least, sometimes!”
If the stellar album wasn’t enough, the artist has also created the first ever-evolving augmented reality album cover and sleeve. Having the ability to change background depending on your time of day, year and weather, the album cover is an innovative creation that perfectly represents the singer’s ingenious album.
Check out the album below…