As is often the case with this crazy journey we call life, things do not go as planned. Something that probably describes Thomas Fiss fairly accurately.
Talk about a journey. At age 13 he was acting in Broadway. A year after finishing high school he successfully auditioned for a role in Varsity Fanclub, a boy band of mixed members assembled by a top rated production company.
Story over. He made it. The End.
Despite having the backing of Capitol Records, the five member group never witnessed their debut album come to fruition. Designated to be released January of 2009, the record was pushed back and eventually shelved.
In fact, a little over a year since Thomas left the group in order to pursue a solo career the native of San Diego has found himself on the day of his new, self-titled EP.
“I took so much away from that,” Fiss explained about his days in Varsity Fanclub. “That was my first real step into this crazy world that is the music business. I was fortunate enough to learn a lot of lessons very quickly and I took note of those and used whatever information you could just to move forward and make better choices. I feel like because of that, I’m in a really great position.”
He continued, “I mean, good Lord, we spent probably about two years recording. We had over 80 songs in the bank…To have that date keep getting pushed back and then, finally just not even have it happen was definitely a test of everyone’s patience. And I think that’s what kind of has driven me to just keep putting out music.”
Which is where we are today. Thomas Fiss’ drive to continue to produce music in a new EP that has presented a new song, every week since the official release on October 26. Offered on his web site in various packages (from “Super Deluxe” to “Digital), the EP offers five new tracks from what Fiss describes as a very “honest” compilation.
Fiss says that what’s missing from a lot of music these days is sincerity and heart. Something that the singer likes to incorporate by writing from personal experiences. You know — what’s real.
He added, “It feels kind of nice to put something out that’s kind of raw.”
As previously mentioned, Thomas new EP is available in several different options – starting with the basic $5.99 digital and continuing to the Super Deluxe ($34.99) package that includes sweet accessories like a customized video message, poster, limited edition signed collector’s tin and Silly Bandz.
Check out http://www.thomasfissmusic.com/ for more information.