Tomas Doncker sings about pressing issues in todays society that we wish we could simply talk about amongst peers. Inspired by the Charleston Massacre, the singles on the album, "The Mess We Made" (released December 8th), clearly portray his take on society and its political views - unapologetically.
Take for example in the opening song, "Some Ol" Dolls has lyrics such as: "Don't believe ion God we Trust" and "being brown is like being a moving target", which clearly portray his stance on where society lies today.
"Church Burning Down" is a mix of 80s funk tied in with a zydeco feel. Continuing on with his blue grass feel and heavy harmonica this single is more upbeat given the tone of the verbiage. "Unholy fire in the house of God", is just one of the lines in this single that reflect his speculation.
It all comes to a head and full circle in "The Mess We Made", as lyrics come to an all time high. While each song clearly discusses important issues in society such as racism, in this particular single it is made apparent for those who simply can't 'read between the lines'. "Won't you please send me a post card from a peaceful happy place so i don't have to drink the poison sweet kool-aid and drown in this 'mess we made'".
The album is a clever take on pressing issues and in a sense seems like a plea for people to take a step back and pay attention to 'the mess we made'. A very R&B, Blue-Grass feel to it, the album is sure to spark some emotions.