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MEET THE VOICES OF THE NEW GENERATION: TOM SIMO & TIPA


In the melancholic collaboration “I Fail When I’m In Love”, Latvian musicians of the new generation, Tom Simo (Toms Samsons) and Tipa (Tabita Balode) have united.


“A song is a story of one-sided love. Each of us has a person we admire. Though, quite often feelings tend to be one-sided. The lyrics of the song” I Fail When I’m in Love “describe the feeling of being with such a person who tried to be the best version of himself, although it does not always match the person ‘s true “I”, “says the singer and songwriter Tom Simo.

The singer Tipa, who is also the author of the song’s melody, points to the dual nature of the song: “While working on the song’s musical accompaniment, I remembered what a conductor once said about Emils Darzins’ composition ”Melancholic Waltz“- melancholic does not always mean sad.”

Musicians from the band “Rock’n’Berries” Arnolds Jass and Jānis Narbuts have also participated in the creation of the song.

“Tom and Tabita are talented young people with strong, very significant voices. In this duo, they match and complement each other perfectly!

In turn, the great keyboardist Arnold Jass has supplemented the song with orchestral sound,” says Narbuts, who is a founder and producer of a recording studio at White Wide Production.

Tom Simo or Toms Samsons studies popular and jazz music at Liepāja Secondary School of Music, Art and Design (LMMDV). He has sung on the stage of Liepāja Concert Hall “Lielais dzintars”, also has participated in various musical projects together with such artists as Zane Dombrovska, Ralfs Eilands, Aija Andrejeva, Igo, Ieva Sutugova, as well as in the performance of the joint project “Ship” Saratov “for berth in Liepaja – 100” of LMMDV and the French Institute in Latvia. The singer’s vocal talents have been rewarded in the competitions “Come Sing 2019” and “Golden Voice 2020”. In January 2020, he won the favorite title of the radio SWH new music show “Priekšnams”, but at the end of the year – he got the second place in the Baltic music competition organized by the entertainment platform “Bobe.me”.

Tipa or Tabita Balode is a young, promising singer, musician, composer and songwriter. During high school, she started learning jazz music and composition. She has performed and participated in projects together with such musicians as Renārs Kaupers, Raimonds Pauls, Stanislavs Judins, Uldis Marhilēvičs, the band “Līvi”, “Melngaiļskolas bigband”, Raimonds Tiguls, etc. Tabita has also released several singles with the stage name Tipa.

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