Tom Goss Bares (Nearly) All In ‘Wake Alive’

Indie singer/songwriter Tom Goss in 'Wake Alive'
Indie singer/songwriter Tom Goss in ‘Wake Alive’

Indie singer/songwriter Tom Goss shares his latest music video, “Wake Alive.”

Directed by Goss and acclaimed Baltimore-based artist Scott G. Brooks, the video literally visualizes the concept that we put ourselves in boxes.

And in doing so, find ourselves trapped in restrictive perceptions others have of us.

Says Goss, “Only by bursting out can we live the free, vibrant lives we’re meant to.”

From the Tom Goss music video 'Wake Alive'
From the Tom Goss music video ‘Wake Alive’

From “Wake Alive:”

There’s no sense fighting who you are
So release your ghosts and reveal your soul
You find the time and means to tell your story
Cause in the end it’s all that will live on

The energetic, upbeat pop track comes from Goss’s album, What Doesn’t Break, which was recorded during an emotionally turbulent year of transition after his cross-country move from Washington DC to Los Angeles.

'What Doesn't Break' by indie singer/songwriter Tom Goss
‘What Doesn’t Break’ by indie singer/songwriter Tom Goss

But turbulence and tension can lead to artistic achievement as evidenced by What Doesn’t Break.

Reviewing the album, Killian Melloy of Edge Media Network, praised the collection:

“The ten tracks on Tom Goss’ new album “What Doesn’t Break” have a richer and more complex sound, while still being recognizably Goss in style — though in some cases, the new songs take darker lyrical turns, coupled with equally dark (though compelling) musical ideas.”

In addition, NewNowNext has called Goss’s music “dazzling,” and The Daily Beast says his work is “moving and beautifully composed.”

Check out the latest from Goss, “Wake Alive,” below.

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