Rising pop-star Tomi Saario has released the official music video for his latest single 'Someone Like You'. Released last week, and produced by multi-platinum German production team Hitimpulse, the track has already garnered support from Spotify New Music Friday playlists across Europe as well as praise from influential tastemakers.
'Someone Like You' is flirtatious love song with an indulgent and melodic instrumental, showcasing Tomi's signature dreamy pop sound. The lyrics detail the rush and excitement of falling for someone new, filled with infectious pop hooks and grooves. Opening with a punchy guitar riff, the upbeat track entices listeners from the get go, and smoothly progresses into a catchy chorus where Tomi’s impressive falsetto sings the song's main hook ‘someone like you’.
The music video is a creative and visceral experience inspired by the rush of Berlin at night and directed by Max Motel.
Speaking about the video, Tomi explains:
“The story behind this one is that we had a very exciting video planned already and I was about to fly to Berlin to shoot it. Then Helsinki got marked as a high risk area for COVID, which stopped me from being able to fly. So suddenly we (my cinematographer Max Motel and creative director Sami Joensuu) had just a couple of days to bring a new idea to the table.”
“Ultimately we decided to bring Berlin to me so Max jumped in his car and did a time lapse video of the city from midnight to 7am. We then took that and projected it onto me at Sony Music Finland's office and filmed it by linking a very high quality camera to my computer via a camlink with Max directing me on Google Hangouts. We were really hoping that by 2021 we would have remote working behind us, but once again creativity finds a way through and I couldn't be prouder of what we've achieved.”
In the twelve months since the release of his debut single 'Just A Little', Tomi Saario has garnered global support and major radio play across Europe whilst picking up 8 million streams in the process. The latest exciting Scandinavian taking the globe by storm, 2021 sees Tomi Saario ready to take things to the next level.
'Someone Like You' is out now.
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