Theo Tams opens up about “Therapy”
Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Theo Tams has just released his brand new comeback single, the funky and superb “Therapy”, his first new music since his 2018 album, “Call The Doctor”. “Therapy” is soulful and harmonious with a great down-tempo beat as Theo questions how he has to love ‘you’ when he’s rundown and in need of some therapy to get him back to full strength. The song delivers his situation and predicament with his usual heartfelt vocals and vocal range set against a slow, easy beat with a very simplistic soundtrack to accompany.
Theo tells us of his return: “This is the start of my fourth project, and it’s the first time in my career where I really feel like I’m doing things on my own terms. It’s taken over a decade to surround myself with a team that is letting me steer my own ship, that’s so damn hard to find in this industry but it really just comes down to trusting your instincts and knowing what feels right. ‘Therapy’ is the start of a new sound for me, but it’s the most authentic my music has ever been, it was time to stop being told what the hell to sing or how to look or act. I started demanding more from myself instead of those I surround myself with”.
Growing up in a fairly strict reformed Christian household in Coaldale, Alberta, Theo discovered a natural inclination towards music while attending church. Towards the end of the 2000’s, his life changed, first through coming out to his parents and then by winning Canadian Idol. Having released his debut album, “Give It All Away”, in 2009, as well as several EP’s in recent years, Theo struggled navigating a post-Idol image and harboured a desire to branch out in his work. Now, he unapologetically finds himself and it would seem that he has finally found his place in the world. “Therapy” is the first taste of his next and most exciting phase of his career yet!