Review: "Blurry" - Tomsy
Many would describe “falling in love” as this magical, comfortable experience. However, the situation can also feel like uncertain death, filled with nausea and panic, an uncertainty that feels, quite literally, like falling. Tomsy speaks to this duality in his new song “Blurry”, encouraging people to move forward and let go of past traumas. He says “painted on your face; I know the reason you hesitate”, alluding to how we all become increasingly guarded over time. I think the message is particularly important for anyone searching for romance, knowing that “when and how“ you fall for someone is uncontrollable. Yet, taking risks, “the chance” as Tomsy highlights, is part of the worthwhile and exciting process.
Beginning with bubbly arpeggios, lively drums, and echoey vocals, the song feels aeronautical and ethereal, like the listener is traversing through space. The chorus introduces these energetic synths, 90s-sounding drums, and melodic piano, creating a constant feeling of tension and release, helped, in part, through deliberate pausing. Before chorus two, the break section utilizes effective, vocal modulation, providing even more engagement for the listener. I appreciated his experimentation with vocal effects throughout the entire track—some metallic-sounding, some digitally-tuned— all of which created the clear image of fighting gravity, lost in space.
Originally from Ohio, Tom McGeoch (aka Tomsy) began crafting his drum skills in early, pop-punk bands, a passion that quickly landed him at the Berklee College of Music. Influenced by James Blake and The Weekend, Tom released his first single “Night Moves” last year, generating 279K listeners on Spotify and 530+ playlist highlights. Featuring electro-pop instrumentation, crashing drums, and breathy vocals, his music echoes that of Lauv and Charlie Puth, leaning into a more synth-heavy, contemporary production. Tomsy released his second single “Angel” this year, showcasing glittery synths, digital vocals, and cinematic soundscapes—a testament to his multi-instrumentalist abilities and ear for cohesion. Although he has just started, I’m excited to see how his music evolves, seeing myself stumbling across his music at any (and all) local dance clubs!
Written By: Conner Pettit