Hailing from Hertfordshire, Tom Did It is an emerging artist, engineer and producer. The 20 year old is managed by DJ Ironik and Skepta’s Big Smoke Corp, read our interview with him and get familiar…
What five words define your sound?
Wavy, expensive, true to myself
Tell me something unique about your creative process?
I don’t know if this is unique, but when I create it’s always driven by a recent event or a burst of emotion whether that be good or bad. I then just sit at my laptop and sing on beats till a hit happens basically.
Which song of yours would you like people to hear first?
‘Stupid Love’ as it’s the start of the new chapter for me.
What inspired you to make that song?
The contrast of being a 20-year-old kid and going through things like heartbreak, loss and addiction. But then also the pressure of having just signed a record deal, ‘Stupid Love’ depicts all of my emotions at this time.
What’s the most vulnerable you’ve allowed yourself to be when writing/making music?
I wouldn’t call it vulnerable; I’d rather call it a place. And I go to that place in my mind where it allows me to be free and create.
What’s the best/worst experience you’ve had on stage?
I have been only on stage once when my guy Nafe Smallz brought me out during his headline show at Koko. This was the moment I knew I could really do this music thing.
What is your favourite song to perform?
I’ve only performed one on stage and it’s ‘Stupid Love’. But to perform in my bedroom in front of the mirror, it’s got to be an unreleased song from my tape called ‘Fearless’.
Which artist/song/album made you want to make music?
I wouldn’t say any artist directly made me want to make music,but I found music when I had no idea what I wanted to do in life and it allowed me to be creative in a way I never could before. I then started following artists journeys and stories to inspire me to create my own. The main ones for me are Drake and Post Malone.
What’s the meaning behind your name?
Manifestation. Speaking success into existence, however you picture success.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?
In university doing some course that I’m not really invested in, or probably still working in a warehouse.
What’s success to you?
When I’m in a place that I feel like I can make a change in the world.
What moment in your life/career forced you to change direction?
I had sepsis back in 2022 and was basically on death’s door. This really made me realise that this life could end at any point, not to mention the countless loved ones I’ve lost to illness, suicide or old age that I now dedicate my hard work to.
Where can people keep in touch with you?
All socials @TOMDIDITT