MILFORD — Singer-songwriter Abbie Thomas is thrilled to announce the release of her debut single.
The single, “Those 3 Words” will be available Friday, April 10 on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play. Preorder “Those 3 Words” here.
The single will be available on other music platforms by the end of April, according to a news release from Thomas.
The lyrics and music for the pop song “Those 3 Words” were written by Thomas. She partnered with Goshen’s Sam Brown and Elijah Durnell to produce the track.
Durnell gave guidance on how to keep the song in the genre Thomas was looking for, while Brown managed the recording and beat production. Thomas also played the main guitar and piano tracks on the record, while Sam, in addition to his other contributions, sang the background vocals.
“I’ve been playing my music either all on my own or with a Cajon player, but knew my songs, especially “Those 3 Words,” had so much more in them if they were fully produced,” said Thomas.
“After so many people at live shows asked if I had any music on Spotify, I met with Sam & Elijah in the fall of 2019 to talk about making that happen,” she said.
At the end of the meeting, Thomas said, the trio was “beyond excited to work together.”
“Those boys really brought the best out of the song, and Sam’s production skills absolutely blew me away!” said Thomas.
With the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, Thomas thought releasing a more positive, upbeat song would be a great place to start.
Thomas had a breakout year in 2019. She gained support from the local music scene. In just one year, she leaped from open mics at venues like Warsaw’s Wire & Steam Coffee Co. to opening for female touring singer-songwriter, Callaghan.
She also earned a fan in Grammy Award winner, Jim Peterik of Eye of the Tiger, during her time as a finalist in the Acorn Theater Songwriting contest in Three Oaks, Mich.
“The only reason 2019 was such a great year was because of the music community in Goshen, Warsaw and Michiana,” said Thomas. “So many great musicians and venues rallied around me, and it’s the encouragement from that community that has pushed me to face my fears, and finally release original music – a childhood dream,” she said.
Thomas looks forward to another exciting year in 2020. She plans to release a new single about every two months through the end of the year, in addition to, adding full band shows to her schedule. View her current 2020 show schedule on her website, www.abbiethomasmusic.com.