It is absolutely vital to have a perfect first impression, whether it’s in a job interview, a first date or in an essay. The introduction is the first impression of an essay. That first paragraph lets the reader know right away what the point of the essay is and if it is worth reading at all. If you have a horrible or boring introduction in an essay, the reader will immediately lose interest or form a bad opinion on the essay as a whole before they continue.
Listening to a new piece of music is like meeting a new potential love interest or reading an essay. The first minute or so is that song or artists’ first impression. If the listener does not like what they hear in those first drumbeats, they immediately, perhaps even without knowing, make a decision on whether they will continue to listen.
Now, if I had met Thomas Fiss for a first date, without a doubt, he would’ve nailed that first impression. With that dark hair and startlingly blue eyes, Fiss looks perfect. But it was not Thomas Fiss’ physical appearance that needed to make a first impression; it was his music.
Thomas Fiss, who celebrated his 25th birthday yesterday, is a former Capitol Records recording artist who used to be a member of the boy band Varsity Fanclub. After a short while, he left the band to pursue an independent solo act.
In January 2010, he released his first EP, Waiting, and in that following October, he released his self-titled EP, Thomas Fiss. A few months ago, in August, the pop singer released his third EP entitled RT/EP which stands for Ryan Tedder/Extended Play. This latest EP is a collection of five songs written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
When I first found out about Fiss, I at once grew hesitant to listen to his music. Pop singers from a boy band are not exactly the genre I tend to listen to. But I decided to give him a try, and I don’t regret it for one second.
First impressions are everything. The moment the first song on RT/EP began to play, I fell in love. It sets the listener in the perfect mood, a mood that is relaxed, peaceful and anxious to hear more. Fitting to its name, “Intro,” shows you a glimpse of what the rest of the songs are like without completely giving the surprise away.
The following four songs do not disappoint. Although the lyrics aren’t necessarily the most original or memorable, they are sung with true heart. Fiss’s soothing and velvety voice adds meaning that the lyrics lack.
If Fiss’s goal was to leave behind his boy band image with this EP, he is getting incredibly close. Dare I say he has achieved it? One thing is for sure, Fiss is young and has an optimistic future ahead of him. Even if pop isn’t exactly your tune, Fiss is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Download his latest music on his official website http://www.thomasfissmusic.com/
And watch his blogs, live recordings and EP teasers on his official youtube channel,