It’s been almost nine years since Carl Thomas released a project; however, his hiatus seems to be worth the wait.
The R&B veteran exclusively tells Rated R&B his plans for not one, but two upcoming projects: a full-length album and an EP.
“I’m currently working on two projects right now. I’m working on a Carl Thomas project (a full-length album) and I’m also working on an EP that is a project that is all about the relationship between people and their dogs,” Thomas tells Rated R&B over the phone.
While the idea for his pet-inspired EP may sound random, it isn’t at all. “Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a big dog person, so it’s a musical relationship that I think is a very big facet of American life,” he says. “Me being a dog person, I wanted to share my perspective of the relationship between people and pets to music.”
Thomas says he has seen a lot films successfully share the stories between humans and their pets; however, when it comes to music, the opportunity awaits.
“I just think that music hasn’t explored that relationship positively enough. I don’t know what it is, they just focus on the decompression factor when it comes to music.”
Although there isn’t a set release date for either project, Thomas does hope to release a new tune in the coming months.
“I’m definitely going to put a single and video this summer,” he says. “As far as me filming a video for it, I definitely have to see what the [COVID-19 pandemic] is going to bring us — whether or not everybody is going to cooperate with these stay at home orders. We hope and pray for the best.”