"I Am a Highlighter Pen," the second full length album from G.T. Thomas, came out on November 8, 2019. Hit play at the foot of the page to listen while you scroll!
“SUBTLETY AND POWER ... CHECK IT OUT!”
— Van Dyke Parks (Composer, Arranger)
“THE MUPPET SHOW ON ACID.”
“STUNNINGLY ARRANGED ... MORE TO BE DISCOVERED UPON EVERY LISTEN.”
— Heaven Magazine
“A MELODIC ARCHITECT; EACH RECORDING A SCENIC TOWN YOU WANT TO REVISIT.”
— Daily Hampshire Gazette
“A SENSE OF TRANSGRESSING BOUNDARIES WHILST STILL BEING EASY TO LISTEN TO ... THE PURITY IN HER VOCAL LETS HER PLAY ABOUT WITH STYLES AND CADENCES TO GREAT EFFECT, THEIR SOFT TONES EASING THE LISTENER INTO INSIGHTFUL, INTROSPECTIVE LYRICS. ”
Amsterdam-based recording/ performing artist G.T. Thomas is a one-woman-show, thoughtfully rearranging the self-produced tracks on her album of PROGRESSIVE LOUNGE POP songs, entitled "I Am a Highlighter Pen" for her live solo act on bass, synth, drum machine, and voice – which she plays simultaneously (no computers, no backing tracks, no loopers). On special occasions she creates minimalist, meditative excursions that enhance her songs, using her semi-modular synth system.
Through it all, she proves that even having collaborated with Fleet Foxes, the Metropole Orchestra, Benny Sings, and members of The B-52s, Steely Dan, and Pedro the Lion, she's never lost her love of doing everything herself.
Her current work is heavily inspired by fellow simultiinsrumentalists Nate Wood (fOUR) and Catriona Sturton, creative mastermind Jim Henson (The Muppets), and her longest standing musical hero Donald Fagen (Steely Dan).
"NOWADAYS, WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT I'VE GOT UP MY SLEEVE, I KEEP FINDING... MY OWN ARMS."
- G.T. THOMAS
“FAILURE, REJECTION – THE HIGHER SELF CAN ONLY SEE THE SUCCESSES ... IN EVERY 'NO' RESOUNDS A CHORUS OF 'YESES.'”
— from "Future Moving" by G.T. Thomas
“EDGES ONLY ARE EXPANDED BY PERMISSION OF THE HOST.”
— from "Edges" by G.T. Thomas
“I GRANT MYSELF MAGIC. I RECEIVE MAGIC. THAT'S WHY MISSING FRAMES DISSOLVE BENEATH THE GLAZE OF ANIMATED GRACE.”
— from "Magic" by G.T. Thomas
AUDIO / VISUAL
"Asterion" is an audio/ visual synthesizer composition and this video was shot for Dutch Modular Fest 2020.
"Wants To Want To," shot live at Kytopia, represents G.T. Thomas' live, solo performance for her current live shows, as of June 2019.
Here's the music video for "Future Moving" – the first single off "I Am a Highlighter Pen."
"11:11" was written & recorded on August 25, 2018, by G.T. Thomas, while an artist in residence at the Byrdcliffe Colony, in Woodstock, NY.
(Click any image to download it at full size.)