Tomorrow’s Child is an emerging, High Wycombe, UK-born, Cornwall, UK-based multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer, whose work draws from a broad spectrum of music, surroundings and experiences — in particular, the ugly concrete buildings and garages of his hometown and the ones of failed potential and lost futures it all evoked, as well as the dystopian themes of a number of 1980s films and TV shows.
His full-length debut, Beach Ghosts thematically touches upon the death of his father in 2015 and his relocation to Cornwall. Going on to study popular music, Tomorrow’s Child evolved from a singer/songwriter and guitarist to electronic music, which provided a much-needed outlet for him to express his grief and to process the major life changes he just went through.
“Great Western Railway” is a cinematic and brooding track that simultaneously recalls John Carpenter soundtracks and Trans Europe Express-era Kraftwerk: Thumping industrial clang and clatter are paired with train whistle-like synth lines manage to evoke a train roaring down the tracks to some unknown destination.
The composition is influenced and informed by his father: His father was a steam-train enthusiast, who grew up waking the Great Western Railway rains pass by his classroom windows. The decline of steam powered trains is metaphorical framework to explore loss (of a person, and a way of life) and familiar connections and traditions.