Töme does not stand still. In a year fraught with unprecedented challenges and marked by momentous movements, Töme’s voice has continued to break everything, fusing diasporic influences with West African rhythms in his thrilling rendition of Afro-fusion.
Bigger Than 4 Walls, her 2020 album, brought her vision to the fore with its sashays and calming influences that at times turned into a warm party feeling, garnering critical acclaim and respect from her peers.
The French-Canadian-Nigerian continues to work hard to fine-tune her burgeoning sound despite everything that has happened.
His latest three-song pack, titled I Pray, is both a spectacle of Töme’s multicultural diversity and an acceptance of the little mercies of 2020, the miracles that seemed unlikely but were made possible independently.
This gospel-tinged body of work features Töme singing over warm guitar riffs in English on the original song, in French on a remix, and swapping verses with Sean Kingston on another remix with a distinctive cadence of agile patois that accentuates his fluidity and ease. makes your case stronger and more resonant.
“Tome is an incredibly unique artist with a beautiful voice, I really vibrated with this song and I respect the fact that she is a rising African independent artist. I’m happy to be a part of a record that the world really needs right now. ”- Sean Kingston.
No one who has lived through 2020 will be immune to the charms of I Pray, how it eases and dispels knots of worries that may seem omnipresent.
It also shows Töme in a new light: as the singer who refuses to be one, yielding to new plains of her art and creating a song for the time.