Singer-Songwriter Abbie Thomas releases visuals for her latest single ‘I Can’t Go On Like This’ taken from 4-track EP ‘Dirty Little Things’. Mixed and Mastered by Nate Butler (Nimble Wit Productions). Known for her emotive lyrics and genre-spanning writing style that takes influences from Pop, Country, R&B and Jazz which can be heard throughout ‘Dirty Little Things’, the lead single ‘I Can’t Go On Like This’ encapsulates her versatility.
‘I Can’t Go On Like This’ follows the journey of a relationship in turmoil, hitting the point where pride and superiority are taking over, friendship is lost, and the realization that the relationship may not be saveable – even though that is the desired result. Backed by beautiful Piano and Violin arrangements that entwine with the rest of the band throughout creating a sombre tone that incorporates elements of Jazz. Taking centre stage is Abbie Thomas’s soulful vocal performance and captivating lyrical style, that enthrals the listener in.
Speaking about her latest EP and single Abbie Thomas says “ ‘‘Can’t Go On Like This’, and the EP as a whole, feels like a huge step forward in musicality and storytelling. I really focussed on my arrangements over this past year… ‘Can’t Go On Like This’ has turned into my favorite track to play live, It’s such a versatile song musically, but for the lyric focussed listener, the record is first and foremost a story about struggles in a rocky relationship. I feel like the lyrics and the musical are great partners.”
California-born and Midwest-raised, Abbie Thomas looks to tell stories and convey emotion through her own personal experiences, using music as an outlet for her own heartache fueled by a relentless need to heal, her instruments and note pads are her therapist. This raw emotion conveys equally through record and live shows, opening for the likes of ‘Girl Named Tom’ and ‘Laine Hardy’, her versatility shines just like a mended heart and turns strangers into kindred spirits.