#NWDHotlist: Jerome Thomas

Introducing the new F.O.E (‘freedom of expression- fusion of everything’) of British soul Jerome Thomas.

The East-Londoner had a successful year, before finally releasing a beautifully-smooth piece of work ‘Conversations’ in 2016; a spiritually-soul bound EP that consists of five pertaining to everyday life. With tracks produced by  El Train, Hurricane, and Talos; and Ty Macklin, the grammy -winning producer behind Erykah Badu and India Arie.

Even though he describes himself on in his mini-bio of his social media profiles as the ‘Hippie Bastard’, Jerome Thomas should reconsider and realise that he’s the FOE. Throughout the years, he’s experienced growth…and a growing fanbase. 2016 saw him performing at the Queen of Hoxton, Notting Hills Club and collaborating with the likes of Che Lingo, Black the Ripper and check this – is on the upcoming ‘Power; album from DaVinche alongside Jessica Agombar, P Money, Double S and Big Tobz. To even excite you even more…he has an upcoming show on the 1st February at Emerald Live.

For a while, many of us have looked up to Tyrese, D’Angelo and Usher as our remedies for our chill out days (not to mention love). Unlike these players, Thomas embodies their strengths in a full sense of heavenly memorisation in his sound and his vocals, making him an individualist that is taking a rather different take to his Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and RnB influences.

His voice alone will woo you to listen to his story about his life and his society. And finally, the UK has found their own authentic upcoming star who’s free-spirited, but yet real.