Creative Spotlight | Tom Fuble

Published on 13 October 2020


Tell us a bit about who you are and what kind of creative work you make
I am an artist and music producer that writes songs about my own revelations and emotional experiences. My songs often explore complex issues of modern life; such as our relationships, our outlook towards societal standards and our addictions to technology. 

I draw my music influences from lo-fi, pop and EDM (electronic dance music) genres. I love to experiment with different sounds and blending genres to create unique music. My favourite sounds to use are warm synths and atmospheric vocals. 

Creative-Spotlight-Tom-Fuble-1.png Whereabouts do you look for creative ideas? Who or what inspires you?
I get most of my creative ideas from my experiences and conversations with people. I think people are supremely interesting and their unique perspectives really help spark my own creativity. 

Once I settle on an idea that I am happy with I start looking at it from different angles and perspectives. It’s really important to me to tell story that is relatable yet unique. In this process I primarily draw inspiration from my own life experiences and other creative works such as music, films and art.

Creative-Spotlight-Tom-Fuble-2.png Are there any special processes, techniques or tools you use to make your creative work?
As an artist and music producer I like to try a bunch of different techniques to help me reach my creative vision. These strategies include:

  • Taking the song to a piano or guitar. This helps me get a better feel for the natural dynamics in the songwriting process
  • Producing a demo track on my laptop with two or three possible lead melodies. I audition these options to see which melodic rhythm best captures the song’s message.
  • Creative-Spotlight-Tom-Fuble-3.pngChanging my environment and the times that I sing, such as day or night, in the car, in my bedroom and of course in the shower (where my best work happens). For us singers, the vibe is everything. For example, if I’m singing a happy uplifting song I will record my vocals in the morning in a sun-lit room to help me capture that emotion.
  • I ask other musicians and music producers for their feedback and advice. Music is all about collaboration. There are always different and unique approaches that other people may suggest that could help elevate my creation. 

Do you have any top tips for emerging artists and creatives just starting out?
The craft is everything. While networking, marketing and building a following are all very important aspects of being an artist, we must never forget about the craft. I believe all emerging artists would benefit greatly from really honing-in on their artistry and focusing less on how many followers or listeners they have on social media. Artists should focus on furthering their education. The more they invest in themselves, the more elevated their creations will become. 

Where can we find out more about your work and get in touch? 
Instagram: @tomfuble 

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