A Conversation With LOUD HOUND

Get to know LOUD HOUND, one of the hardest working emerging artists out there

LOUD HOUND is the solo project of singer, songwriter and producer Tommy Florio. Hailing from New Jersey, Florio has been making waves with his distinct blend of indie music. His releases are characterised by catchy melodies, introspective lyrics, and a polished production style that sets him apart from other emerging artists.

Florio’s work ethic is exceptional— consistently delivering a new LOUD HOUND track every month. What’s remarkable is that each release maintains exceptional quality without fail.

With the release of his new project It’s Okay to be Lonely, Pt. 3, featuring standout tracks like “Comet” and “Hot Temperature”, it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into the world of this hardworking emerging artist and discover what sets him apart.

Read our Q&A below:

How are you doing?

I’m good. I’m currently watching my parents’ dogs for a few days.

How did you come up with the artist name LOUD HOUND? 

At the time I had recorded a whole album at a studio and I kinda had no clue what to do with music. The day we were mastering the record I was not in the best of spirits and was feeling like a down and out puppy with a lot to say. That’s the best way to describe it hahah. I also never released that album. 

Growing up, who were your early influences? 

Gorillaz, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse and anything you’d hear in early 2000’s skateboarding videos.

Who are you currently listening to now?

This past week I’ve been listening to SKATERS, the first Kings of Leon record and a bunch of ambient and piano music. 

In your own words, how would you describe your music to a stranger?

I would say it’s kinda happy, kinda sad, indie rock that’s also kinda indie pop lol.

Talk us through the creative process for your project? 

For this record I realized I had way too many songs on my hard drive that were just sitting there collecting dust. Which really isn’t cool at all. The whole point of making anything is sharing it ya know? But yeah I went through a really rough breakup and a girl broke my lil hound heart. So I wrote a few more songs. Showed my friends and then I decided I wanted to put a project out. I also was fired from my job shortly after the break up so all I’ve been doing is recording. It’s kind of a massive chaotic blessing. 

Which song was the most challenging to create? 

I would say Hot Temperature only because I literally have a video on my phone of me recording it back in the summer of 2020. It was just one of those songs that needed some more tlc. I knew where I wanted to take the song but I wasn’t quite sure how to bring it there and I eventually brought  it exactly where it needed to go… I think. 

Which song are you most proud of?

Comet or Post Internet.

You’ve been on a crazy run so far this year, do you plan on resting at all? 

Not really. When I’m not actively working on a project and putting music out I kinda freak out. I don’t feel like myself when I’m not working on music. I just love making music and writing songs. It’s like ice cream. Sometimes you catch a great new flavor at a new shop and sometimes it tastes like spoiled milk. Not every song is gonna be the best thing ever but you just gotta work it like a muscle and keep making stuff that makes you feel something! 

What’s next for LOUD HOUND?

I’m almost done with the next album. It’s pretty much there. I’ll be done in the next couple weeks or so. I’ll start rolling it hopefully in July. And then ideally play as many as shows as possible! Wooo 🙂

Stream It’s Okay to be Lonely, Pt. 3 below:

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