April 27, 2021 | Sarah Freiseis |
Magically connecting both a low-key vibe and high energy, Tomi Thomas delivers an upbeat track with “Again” and accompanied hot new visual. The vibrant scenery of the singer’s native Nigeria is breath-taking, and the emotion elicited hits a soft spot with the viewer. The video tells a story of consistent love, the kind you can rekindle at any time.
In the opening, the cover art for “Again” is cleverly placed as reading material altered to slip in credits to producer Dalia Dias in one of the early frames. Tomi Thomas stars as a version of himself in the visual, arriving at a house to wave a friendly hello in a familiar scene. A beautiful woman greets him excitedly and joins him for an adventure, she carries a hand-held video recorder ready to capture an open air drive through the countryside. The lovers dance and frolic joyfully before moving on to the calling of the oceanside. As they approach the water, the filming of the natural beauty amplifies the emotional experience of the couple. They embrace longingly on the shore, and the love between them is contagious.
Here we go right back once again.
Tomi Thomas [“Again” lyrics]
The release of “Again” provides fans with a taste of more to come with the upcoming summer release of EP Hopeless Romantic. Hit songs “Who Knew” plus “Hopeless Romantic,” the original and the remix version featuring dancehall’s Stylo G, helped bring Tomi’s musical sensibilities to the forefront in the past year, despite the challenges of the times. The African music scene is producing some megastars to include Burna Boy, Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Davido, Patoranking, and Prettyboy D-O, now Tomi Thomas joins their ranks as recognized Nigerian artists on the world stage. After years in the popular musical group Loud On Sound (LOS), he launched his solo career with a debut album and reached Number 1 with the single “Ready Or Not” on the Soundcity Nigeria’s Top 10 Chart. Since releasing his debut album, Tomi Thomas hit the ground running and is becoming more popular in Africa, Europe, and the United States.