With an EP, a full-length album, a COLORS show, and a European tour under his belt, Tommy Newport, has built a  solid foundation rooted in his fresh, genre-bending sound. All the while, the Kansas native is still developing as an artist and it’s left me quite impressed.

A fan of just about everything Newport has dropped, I’m not surprised I dig his latest, “Someone Like Me,” but I was surprised by the growth he demonstrates; this might just be his sharpest, most refined offering yet. I particularly love the way he uses space on this one. He’s not trying to force anything, simply letting the combination of his mellow vocals, the crisp drum beat, and the strutting riff simmer and blend together.

It’s always great to see an artist with so much potential really grow into it and blossom before our eyes ears.  I think that’s happening with Tommy.