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Thomas Powers Mines Melancholia and Minimalism on Debut Solo Album

The Naked and the Famous member keeps indietronica alive on ‘A Tyrant Crying in Private’

Thomas Powers


Millennials will remember The Naked and Famous, who thrived when ‘indietronica’ was cool at the turn of the 2010s.

Now, the band’s Thomas Powers has proved his knack for impressive production hasn’t diminished on his debut solo album.

Here, his minimalist compositions are fused with melancholia and introspection, and one could imagine hearing these songs in a Joachim Trier or Spike Jonze film. 

Stream: Thomas Powers, A Tyrant Crying in Private

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