About two weeks ago, I was recommended by a fellow writer to check out an artist named GOM that I am excited to share with you all today. While I have always appreciated music that is experimental and acknowledge the level of creativity that it takes to really push the boundaries of some of today’s most popular sounds forward, admittedly, I’m still struggling to adjust to the hyperpop wave. I realize that it’s here and probably going to be here to stay, but as of now, it’s just not for me. However, there is a certain level of hyperpop influence that I really do enjoy and that is exactly what GOM does for me. By blending hyperpop with more mainstream pop and alternative sounds, I think that GOM’s sound is much more palatable for larger audiences than most of the hyperpop that I hear in the up-and-coming scene today. For comparison reasons, another artist/group that I think does this extremely well in some of their songs is Brevin Kim. At only 20 years old, we have a lot to look forward to out of the Minneapolis-native, so I’m thrilled to welcome him back on to the ER platform for the second time in just a few months.
Released on May 28th, GOM’s new single, “Teeth”, is a perfect song to have in your rotation as the summer months begin to fly by. While “Teeth” is a bit different from most of the records that GOM has dropped thus far, for me, it was a great switch up. I think this one is my personal favorite from GOM thus far as it’s more up-tempo than most of his stuff and he really pushes himself vocally – showing off his strong upper-register (which you can see towards the end of his last single, “Arrow”, as well). Not once does he leave a dull moment in the song, which makes it great to play when hanging out with friends or in more casual social settings. From the catchy verse to the crazy beat switch up for the hook, GOM really killed it with this one – not to mention the accompanying music video which only adds to the overall-vision of the song.
If you haven’t already, make sure to go listen to GOM’s, “Teeth”, on DSPs. I’ve also left the song’s official music video below for you all to watch, so check that out if you have some time!