...in fact, it already has! My latest album, Spiritfruit, was officially released on Friday, November 29 and is already selling well and earning very favorable reviews.
Like this one by Peter Welle, Blogger/Musician: "After long months of recording in his home studio, singer-songwriter Tom Hipps makes a welcome return with Spiritfruit - his tastiest batch of carefully-crafted pop confections. Like Jeff Lynne’s work in ELO, Hipps’ music is colorfully produced, lush with backing harmonies and stacked with hooks, and all bearing the unmistakable creative fingerprints of its maker. Hipps’ move to the producer’s chair was right one; his choices never feel rushed, and there are sonic treats to be found in the nooks and crannies of every song in this collection."
I worked on this album for nearly three years, and if there was ever a labor of love, this is it. I feel I've really hit my stride as a composer, artist and producer. The album's overall theme is hopeful and upbeat, promoting "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control"... the fruits of the Spirit, as sung about in the title track.
I hope you'll consider picking up a digital or CD copy of the album. To do so, visit the Support My Work With a Purchase page on this site. Thanks!