The 10th of February Thomas took his first step out into the spotlight as a music artist with his debut single ‘Awakening’. Now, after more than half a million streams on Spotify, he releases a remix of the song made by the up-and-coming EDM talent MVRE.
Thomas’ artist debut has been celebrated by both fans and press, with a premiere at Expressen and an interview at TV4 Sweden’s Nyhetsmorgon among others. The single quickly reached the top of Spotify‘s list of the most viral songs in Sweden and took its place on Sveriges Radio P3’s DigiListan of the most streamed and downloaded songs in Sweden in February. In addition, Thomas also received the prestigious award as the year’s LGBT YouTuber at the QX gaygala.
MVRE’s remix takes ‘Awakening’ to a whole new level with a modern, highly addictive sound, related to some of today’s biggest EDM stars such as Zedd and The Chainsmokers. The song is written by the songwriters behind Tungevaag & Raaban’s hit single ‘Russian Roulette’ (over 44 million streams on Spotify) and was mastered by Lars Norgren, who’s worked with some of Sweden’s most successful artists such as Tove Lo and Sabina Ddumba. “The lyrics both symbolises my own development and story of coming out of my shell, as well as the entire LGBT movement’s achievements” explains Thomas to us.