Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TOLMAN - Chaperone

Introducing TOLMAN, a promising new duo comprised of Brittany and Andrew Tolman. Having first met as college students, the two quickly fell in love and formed a jazz band. Soon after getting married, they became full-time members of the chart-topping, pop rock act Imagine Dragons (Andrew on drums, Brittany on keys/backing vocals) and performed in various other bands such as The Moth & The Flame and Mount Saint. Eventually the pair decided to create a project featuring just the two of them. Aptly using their surname, TOLMAN, as their new moniker, they create soaring alt-pop with a riveting edge merged with layered retro synths, solid danceable drums, and a very lush voice which you can hear on their debut single "Chaperone", co-produced by D. Wayne Sermon (of Imagine Dragons), co-engineered by Patrick Tetreault (Priory, The Features), and mixed by Greg Giorgio (The National, The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile).

Speaking on the track, Brittany says:

"'Chaperone' is about being independent and recognizing your own worth, even when somebody else can't. One afternoon, we had an intense conference call and I stuck up for myself and it felt really empowering. We were both fired up and needed a way to express our frustration so we immediately went to our Moog synthesizer and wrote the song’s bass line and chorus vocals. It was very cathartic."

Listen to "Chaperone" below.

Premiere via Impose Magazine.


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