New Music: Tom Goss Wants You To ‘Remember What It Feels Like’

New Music: Tom Goss Wants You To ‘Remember What It Feels Like’
Out singer/songwriter Tom Goss (all photos: Dusti Cunningham)

Out singer/songwriter Tom Goss drops his 9th studio album today – Remember What It Feels Like, a clear-eyed look at where he has come from and where he finds himself today.

Currently living in Los Angeles, the 42-year-old artist – who has lived and loved and lost – embraces his memories both sweet and bitter, as essential parts of his story and identity.

The album is an expansive 15-track collection of light and bright summery pop songs punctuated by beautiful ballads and raucous rock. Known for his upbeat sense of fun, the songs reflect Goss’s addictive, smile-inducing sunny personality.

Featured artists include comedian and musician Deven Green, hip hop diva Maya La Maya, wry chanteuse Anne Reburn, and Goss’s longtime collaborator de ROCHE.

“The truth is, most things in life happen for no reason at all, and are completely out of our control,” says Goss from his LA home. “The only thing we can control is how we feel in the moment.”

“There will be sweet times and sad times, highs and lows; I embrace them all,” he adds. “I want to remember what every experience felt like, even those that weren’t pleasant, because ultimately, I am happy with who I am today. I’ve been shaped by every experience and so therefore, all of them have been good.”

New Music: Tom Goss Wants You To ‘Remember What It Feels Like’
Out singer/songwriter Tom Goss

The lead single for the new collection is “Enemy of Good,” wherein Goss shares his bent for perfectionism, a vice that often masquerades as a virtue.

“I’m very self-critical,” he admits. “Even as a kid, I would get frustrated when I felt I fell short on a goal, and my mother would say, ‘Tom, the perfect is the enemy of the good.’”

“It struck me as powerful, and I continue to notice that my need to achieve perfection does little in the way of producing art, or happiness. Joy and creativity flow when I allow myself to be flawed.”

The single and album are a departure from Goss’s previous work, the searingly honest Territories, whose dramatic singles and music videos captured his tumultuous few years dealing with infidelity, a newly-open marriage, and falling in love with a charming Englishman who was not all who he appeared to be.

With Remember What It Feels Like, Tom Goss says he is at a place of reconciliation. “Forgiveness is easy,” he reflects. “It’s understanding the ‘why?’ that’s hard. But I’m letting it go and focusing on the present, because the now is packed with goodness.”

New Music: Tom Goss Wants You To ‘Remember What It Feels Like’

Goss has been singing his truth for more than 15 years, creating a large and varied body of work (9 albums, 5 EPs, 39 music videos) that tracks his development both as a man and as an artist.

Not only have his songs been featured on ABC, HBO, Disney+, and in several films, but his music videos (including “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Breath and Sound,” and “Bears”) have racked up more than 18 million views.

Remember What It Feels Like is available now on all major music platforms.

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