My name’s Tom, and I’m super pumped that you’re here.
I love Jesus, tennis, and getting my heart broken by Pittsburgh sports teams, but if you’re reading this, you probably know that I also write songs. Some of them are about God and some of them are about girls, but all of them are true to my experience as a not-so-experienced kid in his twenties. I think the best art – the art that makes people feel something they’re usually numb to, the art that makes God erupt with joyous laughter, the art that you let soak into your soul until it starts to heal you – I think it tells the truth, and tells it beautifully.
Music is a funny thing, because it forces us to remember what it’s like to be human, to love deeply and to lose tragically and to empathize with each other in a way we usually fail to. I’ve cried listening to songs about towns I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. I’ve danced to Latin music of which I didn’t understand a word. I grew up on the music of Switchfoot and Andrew Peterson and Hillsong, and some of the moments in which I’ve felt closest to God were when I was listening to songs by Ed Sheeran and Billy Joel and The 1975.
I want to write songs like that. I want to capture the moments in my life that mean something to me, in hopes that they might mean something to you to. I don’t always do it very well, and sometimes I care too much whether you like them or not (I track my Spotify stats like it’s fantasy football). But if God really is making everything new, then it’s the least I can do to keep making my own new things. I hope you like them.