LA Surf-Gazer T. Soomian Premieres Star-Studded Video for “Can’t Hold My Love”
In addition, the video was produced by Rebecca Hearn, who has a stylized eye of her own and rising popularity due to her jaw-dropping sense of color and balance. It features a cameo (as the aerobics teacher) from actress Paige Elkington, as well.
He still heavily believes in the power of analog sound. Soomian recorded an entire album, Love Relief, to 8-track tape and is dedicated to recording string and percussion instruments into amplifiers to preserve quality from a bygone era.
“The songs will have a similar sound, not veering too far off at all from the groovy, late 70s dad pop porno music.” – T. Soomian
The solo artist got his start playing drums in various bands, performing gigs throughout the local Los Angeles scene, eventually jumping on guitar and vocals as he felt impassioned to take on writing and lead. Speaking of love and social commentary in his lyrics, Soomian croons over the mic with a knowing sense that hypnotizes listeners into another time or place. In the words of Criss Jami, “I enjoy melancholic music and art. They take me to places I don’t normally get to go.”
Following positive local reception from his debut EP Pathe, T. Soomian is now working on a full-length album with two songs released and two full-length videos. Its expected release is in 2019.