Boasting a diverse sonic palette, the singer-songwriter and actor released her sophomore album BT4W (Bigger Than Four Walls) last year which featured King Promise, Runtown, Zlatan & Wavy The Creator, bringing her vision to the forefront. She subsequently toured with Mr. Eazi, opened the stage for heavyweights Wizkid and Burna Boy, performed at SXSW in Texas, and 2021’s JUNO Awards.
Off the back of her JUNO Award for Reggae Recording of the Year with “I Pray“, Montreal-based Nigerian-French singer-songwriter TÖME releases her second full-length project, “Dreams.” In the 5-track EP, she combines afro-fusion, R&B, funk, and soul. The EP opens with “Let Go” passing a message of hope and letting your past not determine your future with an undeniable, grooving bounce. Followed by lead single “Champagne”, which has some of the most inventive writing on the project, seeing her dip into the nexus between the fantastical and rhythmic.
While the center of the project houses its strongest afro-fusion anthems: “Nana” which has the melodic instrumental base that powers most Afropop bops, significantly bolstered by TÖME’s writing and her ebullient singing. The mood changes with “FLY” which brings the hip hop, groovy bounce exuding all of TÖME’s attitude and cool ending off with bi-lingual rap, showcasing her versatility and personality. Closing the project is the deeply meditative song titled “Spiritual Healing”.
Priming herself for a bigger year and ready to share more of her artistry with the world, “Dreams” encapsulates TÖME’s sonic vision for the year ahead. Listen here