New UK indie-pop artist Joseph Thompson is back with another new single today on all streaming/download platforms. Synth pop riffs likening to that of The 1975, along with 80s influences and a funky melody make Thompson stand out amongst the crowd, with lyrics that question the influence of celebrity idols and stars.
“‘It’s Gonna Be Fine‘ is about how disingenuous I find it when successful artists, actors and celebrities tell their fans a vague message of inspiration like ‘follow your dreams, you’ll make it’, or ‘it’s gonna be fine’”, explains Thompson. “These people come from such a fortunate place living the life they want to lead, and yet they turn around to their fans – many of whom will not be having the best time of it – and tell them how great everything is going to be, and how if they made it, anyone can make it. I appreciate honesty, and nothing is more refreshing then when successful people turn around and say that actually, you know what – life is hard work, and you may not make it, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.It’s Gonna Be Fine is me making a song telling everyone it’s going to fine, whilst also admitting it might not be – and that’s ok!”
Joseph Thompson blends the upbeat, joyous energy of synth-pop choruses with emotionally charged lyrics, tackling all topics from Post-Brexit Britain to mental health. Avoiding the clichés and easy avenues of laddish indie-rock and mainstream pop, Thompson takes a defiantly personal approach to his songwriting with the aim of creating an authentic connection with his young and growing audience.