Tom Vevers – “2006”


“2006” is a new track from Scottish artist Tom Vevers, the second single from upcoming EP Space and Time. The track’s rousing vocal presence and anthemic feeling — “let’s just go back to 2006,” — conjures yearning nostalgia that captivates, referencing Fridays after school and beach walks. The “remember who you were back then,” line evokes a similarly anthemic, retrospective captivation. Deteriorating sense of innocence and clinging nostalgia permeate as ongoing themes throughout, fixed against a stirring production with multiple vocal layers, synth touches, and melodic guitars.

Vevers elaborates more on the track below:

“The second single from my new EP Space and Time, this song is really just about reminiscing about a time when things were simpler, about regret and wishing you could go back and do things differently. I was thinking about being a teenager again and how little things affected me then and how much easier it all was in comparison. When I was at my lowest, I just wanted it all to stop and felt like I’d lost that sense of fun and innocence in my life; that carefree attitude. This song is about that desire for better days and for looking back on the times you were happiest.”

“Contrary to what initially seems a fairly dour topic, this song is one of the more energetic and upbeat songs melodically. Once it was finished I knew I wanted this to be one of the singles, as it has a really unique feel about it and really shows off how my production style and songwriting ability has come on since the last EP and singles etc.”

“2006” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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