I woke up craving some indie music but wasn’t sure what band I would listen to since I wanted some great blend of indie rock and some other genres involved along the way. It’s one of those mornings when you need a specific sort of indie music to keep you motivated during the day. Then I stumbled upon Space And Time, a brand new recording by Tom Vevers, which came out today on streaming services. Tom Vevers is a Scottish indie artist based in Glasgow, and Space And Time represents his second extended play. Previously, Vevers released a debut single named Science Class, Exactly What You Need EP, and then a series of singles such as Haar, Always On My Mind, and 2006. Always On My Mind and 2006 ended up on Space And time, alongside another five compositions.
Space And Time is a profoundly emotional voyage that deals with topics such as mental health, love, life, loss, and growing up. Each composition shares a nearly philosophical perspective about these topics, distilled from moods, moments, circumstances taken from the author’s personal experiences. His lyrics are thoroughly detailed poetry that deals with the vulnerable side of each individual, so a lot of listeners will relate to his songs. He put a lot of effort into each number, and you’ll be blown away by his lyricism. Besides delicate lyrics, Space And Time offers an entire specter of genres from scratch to finish. Perhaps indie rock is the most dominant one, but there are other ingredients implemented along the way. You may vividly hear the elements of indie folk, indie pop, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, and Americana, but you may also hear some other discreet accentuations borrowed from some other genres as well.
His music is equally detailed as his lyrics, and both elements are going hand in hand during the entire extended play. Tom Vevers keeps his orchestrations somewhere in between acoustic and semi-distorted chord progressions, arpeggiated segments, and subtle harmonies that are decorating a robust rhythm section. Powerful low-end tones are enhancing the guitars through series of thoughtfully arranged basslines, which are simultaneously supporting the decent drumming performance. However, the most crucial element is Tom’s voice which delivers layer upon layer of sincere emotion. His vocal articulations showcase how desperately he needed to share his emotional stories with the broader auditorium, and he succeeded in conveying the message in my book. Space And Time are coming out on streaming platforms today, so keep your eyes peeled on this one.