Tom Trago Reflects on Amsterdam Studio Nights with Warm and Fuzzy New Single
'Saudade' is out now.
Tom Trago has shared a new single, Saudade.
The release title is the Portuguese word for the emotional state of nostalgia or longing for something or someone. It’s a feeling that has hit Trago as a response to his new life on the Netherlands’ North Sea-facing West Coast. While happy in his new home studio, Trago found his mind wandering back to happy days and nights spent jamming with friends in his basement studio beneath Volkshotel in Amsterdam.
Saudade was made during one of those all-night sessions alongside JP Enfant, a DJ-producer known for his residency at De School.
The A-side “Main Mix” fizzes with excitement. Sentimental, emotion-stirring chords, lilting lead lines, chiming melodies, and ecstatic electronics rise above a chunky, hot-stepping drum machine rhythm. It’s nostalgic but immediate, described as “a musical marriage of two giddy producers living for the moment.”
On the flip is the “Ambient Mix,” with all immersive synthesizer chords, yearning musical motifs, and seductive melodies.
A1. Saudade (Main Mix)
B1. Saudade (Ambient Mix)
Saudade is out now, with clips below.