Tom Fox - Midnight Rain
first time I heard Tom Fox songs at mp3.com, I did immediately know
this singer/songwriter has an unique voice with an incredible
potential. Reading his guest book affirms my opinion: this singer is
amazing and deserves more attention. So this review is a real request
Tom has published
many self-written songs at mp3.com, before his album "Midnight
Rain" was finally completed in October 2002 at the Royal Pop
Suite Switzerland (www.royalpop.com) and featuring collaborations with
UK funk guitarist Martin Williams, U.S musician Gary Fuston,
production team Gardner/Whitmore and the producer Signorino TJ, who
also accompanied Tom on many instruments! While his songs at mp3.com
were raw material like a rough diamond, we can observe now the process
of refinement. Tom's biography is short, he obviously started at
mp3.com, where he had promoted by advertising by mouth more than 1
million downloads since 2000.
Tom's strength is
writing and singing awesome ballads. If you like such a kind of music,
his album "Midnight Rain" will be a first choice.
His first song The
Player is telling
the story of a man searching after social contacts, this type of man
we call a Casanova. Information, education, consideration,
conversation, collaboration. Tom plays with nouns and Martin Williams
with his guitar. The sexual attractiveness of his voice and music is a
perfect impression of this described figure.
Which song is more hooking than Maren
Lane? I fell in
love with this song and after the first listen it was burned into my
brain. Unforgettable. Maren Lane is the story about a 21 years old
birthday girl. Smiling like a breeze of desert fire.
Taking Over You)
is an uptempo dance floor tune with a head bopping/finger sniping
character. A love song of the modern youth, the rhythm of the hips
is another love ballade about a woman, who gives love like a horse
gets sugar and about her lover getting fooled. Very sophisticated and
The rhythm and
structure of Replay
reminds me a little at Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk". Tom's
observation about a maniac TV watcher is thought-provoking.
Gary Fuston wrote
the music of Austin
Nights and plays
drums and guitars. The lyrics of all songs are by Tom Fox. Tom has a
great talent to describe and express the feelings of a disappointed
soul. The name of the city Austin/Texas is more accidental. This story
can take place all over the world.
about the web is mirrored in Cyberlove.
Incredible is Tom's modern poetry: 56k worth of pain, virtual
turtledove, in this world wide spiderweb, you better not get caught
The Passing Of The Years Tom
combines his smelling voice with Martin Williams hiphop beat and
Signorino TJ's bass, synth and piano to a (self-)reflecting ballade
about the social environment.
Lay a groove in
the underground? Undersound
is Tom's answer. A funky, dynamic and uptempo groove with much
dangerous addiction tendency.
is a repetitive request for love. The begging for togetherness.
An awesome finish
is In The End.
A song with all attractions we love listening to Tom's music. Martin
William's romantic guitar and Tom's languishing vocals combined
in an intriguing ballade.
In my humble
opinion Tom's album "Midnight Rain" is a musicalized
masterwork of modern contemporary poetry.