Before he even had a chance to explore the possibility of R&B, Ed Thomas was trying his hand at electronic music; in fact, his breakout effort was a collaboration with renowned drum’n’bass duo, Chase & Status. Since that time, Thomas has lent his writing to Bondax, Gorgon City, and most surprisingly, David Guetta. As you might imagine, though, it was only a matter of time before Thomas answered his true calling: singing.
With his debut EP, Outlaws, Thomas confirmed everything that we already knew—he has a distinctly beautiful voice—but what we didn’t realize was how diverse his sound really is. For example, the second track on the EP, “Let It Take,” pairs Thomas’ spritely vocals with a steady, uptempo beat and a playful tambourine. It’s on the final two tracks, though, that we find Thomas really embracing the idea of R&B. With “Hurt” he opts for a smoother approach, while “On My Own” is more or less a throwback to the 80s. Although both singles have already racked up about 70,000 plays, we have a hunch that those numbers will rise once the rest of the world catches wind of Ed Thomas’ talents.