British psychologist Robert Holden once wrote, “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” While maintaining a solid sense of self-worth and balancing your physical, mental and social health can be a challenge, self-awareness is often the key to navigating through the peaks and valleys of the mind. UK soul star and chiseled chocolate drop Jerome Thomas offers fans a peek into his own inner battles on his latest single “Damn.”
Cleverly disguised as a war of words between lovers, a keener ear reveals that Jerome is actually entangled in a quarrel of one over the groovy Maths Time Joy-produced track. While his vocals are soothing to the listener’s ears, clearly his struggle is real as he sings, “My inner dialogue is talking too much / Damn / Out of touch, out of reach, out of peace / Out of patience, out of words / All I can say, damn.”
As someone who previously noted that he is intentional in his avoidance of the distractions of social media, radio and TV, it would seem that he spends a lot of time in isolation. While the objective is to limit outside influences to only those of his choosing, still the volume of one’s own thoughts can become quite loud.
Thomas describes “Damn” as an “open conversation between spirit and ego.” In a moment of transparency, via a recent Instagram post he explains, “2022 was a hard year for me but outside of the external conflicts, my internal conversations weren’t the healthiest; specifically in how I spoke and thought about myself.” While most of us can certainly relate, this offering confirms we’re not alone and provides a bit of light in even the darkest of times.
Show Jerome Thomas some love when you listen to his latest single “Damn” below, and do yourself a favor by adding the track to your own self-care playlists from your preferred digital music platform. While fans stateside are begging for a North American tour, his UK tribe can grab tickets now to catch him live at Hootananny Brixton, where he will headline his own show on July 25th.