Daniel Tompkins

  • Daniel Tompkins
  • 2019-05-20

TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins has shared the latest single from his debut solo album Castles. ‘Limitless’ is the second release for the studio project, and we caught up with Daniel to find out more.

One thing I always try to do is create music with substance and emotion.

First up, tell us a bit about yourself - what first got you into music?
Ever since being a little kid I always used to enjoy singing. I grew up listening to a weird mix of music from Michael Jackson, Pavarotti to AC/DC and Enigma.

Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have a soft spot for Michael Jackson’s music, his voice inspired a generation. Over the years though it’s no secret that I am an avid fan of Tool.

How would you describe your style?
I have an evolving style that never stays still. I’m not complacent but one thing I always try to do is create music with substance and emotion.

If you could collaborate with any living artist who would you choose?
Chino Moreno from Deftones or Patrick James Grossi from Active Child.

Tell us about your new single ‘Limitless’. What’s it about?
Limitless is ultimately a song about changing one’s self for the better. Sometimes we need to make great sacrifices to alter the course of our lives and that takes great courage.

When did you write it and where did you record it?
The record was written and recorded four years ago, musically at The Color and the Sound (Eddie Head) in the US and also Celestial Sound, which is my private studio here in the UK.

How does ‘Limitless’ represent your style?
There are two version of Limitless on the album, again representing two different styles. The single I released was written and produced by Dmitry Stepanov and Eddie Head both of whom I have been writing with for a few years. Limitless represents my openness to music in there commercial sense as it conveys a contemporary / progressive pop feel.

What are your hopes for ‘Limitless’?
I hope to reach a wider demographic of people with this track as well as my core following, as long as people get to hear the song and it’s received well then I’m happy.

‘Limitless’ is taken from your debut solo album Castles. What can we expect from the LP?
The album will drop on Friday, May 31st via Kscope.

Where can we see you on tour this year?
I will be touring heavily with my main band ‘TesseracT’ throughout the year. I’m not ruling out taking the solo music live, but for now this is a studio-only project.

Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen for you this year, what would it be?
I’d love to catch Tool live at Download Festival this year but I’m touring so much I’m going to miss it!

Listen to ‘Limitless’ on YouTube below. For news go to the Daniel Tompkins Facebook page.

Photos by Steve Brown Creative.

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