TORONTO, ON – Get ready for a brand-new Theo Tams. The Alberta native, who at age 23 was named the winner of the 2008 season of Canadian Idol, has experienced a lot since then, and his new EP Call The Doctor is a reflection of his journey and growth. Set for release on September 28 via Hidden Pony Records / Slaight Music, the sound of the 7-song collection is sparse, emotive and pure. Taking cues from Sam Smith and Adele, the production by Montreal’s Gautier Marinof puts the focus squarely on Tams’ most powerful attribute, his voice.
"This entire EP was a breakthrough for me. It feels like it’s my first album in a lot of ways because it really feels like it’s 100% the music I always meant to create,” said Theo Tams.
The EP’s title comes from a lyric in “Last the Rain", a moving ballad about the ups and downs of a relationship. Co-written with Marinof, it sits alongside a clutch of other songs on the EP that Tams wrote with the award-winning production team Rob Wells and Shobha (aka The Fourth Floor), after their initial attempts at creating EDM and pop-focused material wasn’t having the desired effect. One day, nearing a breakdown, Tams told Wells of his doubts and they embarked on a new approach based solely on what Tams wanted to convey via his music.