Canadian artist, Michelle Oluwatomi Akanbi aka TÖME released her newest album, TÖMESROOM Chapter 1 on June 14, 2019. Most recently, TÖME has unveiled a video for her newest single, “Kickback”.
“I am unapologetic in this project,” she says of the EP and tabling topics around relationships — good and bad — from the perspective of a strong, confident woman. “That’s what I want to portray most in this album: the shamelessness of being a confident woman.
Writing these songs made me realize my self-worth and who I really am.
I am at a stage in my life where experiences with the people around me have shaped my mindset around relationships and myself. TÖMESROOM is a glimpse into the personal experiences and intimate realizations I’ve come across these past two years.
I’m showing all sides of me, and I believe these songs — and their important messages and stories — are something every female can attest to.
It’s important to me that fans know who they are as women and people. That is very common for a woman… To truly find her self-worth because of past relationships or an extreme experience that changed their lives forever? It’s a beautiful thing to encounter and overcome. That mindset had to be included in my songwriting.”
Check out the video for “Kickback” below and be sure to keep up to date with TÖME via her socials!
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