It’s been a minute since we last told you about ambient, indie project Touma, the musical vessel of talented local artist Casey Williams (who you might also recognize from stellar indie/emo outfit No Dancing, among other projects). Though her musical journey has been lifelong, and she’s been a fixture in the Nashville scene for nearly a decade, having performed under the Touma moniker for awhile before releasing any recorded material, Williams formally debuted Touma back in 2019 with earnest and melancholy single “Bodyguard,” followed up with more upbeat and indie/electro-pop infused “Fading Out (Epilogue)” in 2020, before dialing it back with deeply personal, Julian Baker-esque single “Loneliness” the following year.
With her latest, “Lost, Found,” the first single from a brand new EP due out later this year, Touma once again takes a more upbeat turn, to stunning, lush, and captivating results. Produced by Thad Kopec, mixed by Micah Tawlks, mastered by Josh Lovell, with drums from Sage Duvall and Cody Carpenter, “Lost, Found” once again incorporates Casey’s knack for blending vulnerable and emotionally resonant lyrics with layered, sweeping instrumentation and electronic flourish, with soaring dynamic hooks and epic builds. A fitting and honed comeback for one of Nashville’s most underrated artists, it also comes after an important period of growth- both personal and artistic- for Williams.
“It’s a song that sort of encapsulates my experience going through a massive deconstruction of everything I used to believe to be true – and falling into the abyss of learning to be satisfied in the unknowing,” Casey explains. “It’s a song where I’m telling myself, maybe for the first time, that it’s okay to let those things burn up and fall away, possibly forever, with no turning back. And that there’s peace in all of it somehow, even if I don’t know what it’s going to look like moving forward.”
Along with the new tune, we’re beyond thrilled to once again bring you an exclusive video premiere- an animated spot directed and illustrated by Jez Pennington! It’s a really gorgeous and impressive work of art that so perfectly captures the vibe of “Lost, Found,” and you can watch right now below, and keep an eye out for more Touma news in the near future: