Thomas Dollbaum – All is Well
Believing Thomas Dollbaum that things are okay when he sings “All is Well” comes not easy because the track pulls heavily on our heartstrings. It’s the good kind of pull, though. We are inclined to get close to Thomas -now that we’re allowed to ditch the six feet rule again- and ask: “No, how are you really doing?”
Thomas Dollbaum was born and grew up in Tampa, Florida, and moved to New Orleans to study at the University of New Orleans for his master’s in poetry. This was 2015, and since then, he’s been financing his studies with work as a carpenter and began writing the songs that he releases on his debut album Wellswood, out on May 20th, via Big Legal Mess Records. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist recorded the album in an old hotel suite turned into a recording studio by friend and fellow musician Matthew Seferian. They tracked the album in multiple sessions throughout the pandemic. Asked about “All is Well,” Thomas has the perfect one-liner for us, saying:
A good R&B tune to break up to.
Yeah, that’s one way to look at it but it could also serve as a little pick-me-up for moments when things don’t go so great, as a reminder, that things will look more bright again in a few hours, days, or months, that eventually “All is Well” again.
Listen to “All is Well,” our Song Pick of the Day: