tmdistant reflects on past relationship on new song “hostage”
19 year-old Essex, UK-based singer-songwriter tmdistant has been quietly developing his own unique sound since the end of 2020— combining indie pop and alternative pop with elements of alternative R&B and electronic music. His releases such as “mix it up”, “nothing new”, “break”and “so bipolar”have all garnered attention and support from tastemakers such as EARMILK, Fashionably Early, DUMMY, Alfitude and more, as well as editorial support on Spotify (Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Pop, hyperpop and bitrate) and radio play on BBC Music Introducing and Reprezent Radio. Today, he returns with his first release of the year, “hostage” accompanied by a cinematic music video shot by Sorin D Visuals.
Built over a captivating production by Australian duo IMMORTAL, tmdistant showcases his exceptional vocals on the emotionally-charged track. Lyrically, the song is about his past relationship where he was stuck in a cycle of emotional abuse for almost three years, hoping that the person he loves would eventually change, and reciprocate the same love and energy. He delivers a truly impressive vocal performance with a chorus that instantly sticks and connects with listeners, and flows beautifully over the production.
“This song sums up how I felt throughout a 2/3 year, one-sided relationship— most people would call this a toxic relationship. I found myself living for her rather than myself, and I never really felt able to be myself. I felt trapped. I found myself doing everything in my power to make sure that she was okay regardless of what that did to me. I’ve learned to never put someone ahead of you and your needs ‘cos it breaks you down in the end.” — tmdistant.