Fresh from being #2 on British GQ’s Ones To Watch list and composing music for Fendi’s Flow-up collection, London queer-pop maker ‘Rhumba Club’ today unveils new single and video ‘The Rhumba Club is Waiting For Me’. The latest single comes ahead of his UK headline show at The Phoenix Arts Club on November 3rd.
The ironic and emotive new single is a well-needed dose of pop escapism, combining quirky analogue-synth soundscapes with Tom Falle’s rich melodies evocative of 80’s greats Erasure. The result is an unshackled sense of empowerment, accompanied by a video of Tom luxuriating in his custom-made David Hockney pool fantasy, crooning words of queer insecurity.
Despite only just hitting his stride, Rhumba Club has already been lauded by tastemakers. Notion described him as a cross between the Rhythm Method and WHAM!, whereas previous single “Normativity” was praised by The Line of Best Fit as an “empowering and emotive pop masterpiece”, and most recent track ‘Pocket Machine’ described as “the perfect lockdown banger” by GQ.
On the new single, Tom says: “In TRClWFM, I wanted to custom-build a place of queer escape. Inspired by the feelings of insecurity I felt as a gay teenager living on a small island (Jersey), I wanted the track to reflect that private sense of empowerment I experienced with my headphones in, listening to Erasure and The Communards.”
In crafting pop that is freshly futuristic with a retro soul, Tom addresses the honest realities of queer life through disco thumping beats and snyth bass riffs worthy of Depeche Mode, proving himself as a top tier artist and certified one to watch.
Rhumba Club will perform a socially distanced set at London’s Phoenix Arts Club on November 3rd, tickets available here.