Country: US/DE

Thoom rejects the polish of 2010s pop culture and its slavish devotion to selfies, autotune and artificial perfection. Her sound is a volatile hybrid of tender guitar ballads and searing electronic noise, in turns heavenly, grungy and dissonant, never subscribing full stop to the pressure to maximalize. Instead, she fuses edgy, electronic dissonance with minimal, age-old arrangements like a guitar and a voice, giving her listeners permission to connect with their own past, to withdraw into themselves and dream of love again.

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This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.