Homeschool

City: Brooklyn
Country: New York, USA
Genre: Alternative
Styles: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Pop Rock, Indie Rock
on hashbrandnew.com since March 24, 2021

Homeschool is Tom D’Agustino, former lead singer of Brooklyn-based indie rock band, Active Bird Community. D’Agustino spent his childhood learning how to write and record music with his best friends, experimenting and collaborating while also developing his own individual style and vision. With the recent disbanding of Active Bird Community, this individual drive took the shape of Homeschool.

“To me, the most fascinating part of songwriting is melody-building,” says D’Agustino. “That’s the whole point, what is your music doing and saying?” While clever melodies abound on his latest single, "Smartest Man (feat. Samia)," the song's lyrics drift between meanings about responsibility, maturity and the paradox of traditional forms of masculinity. "They'll know I'm not the smartest man," is an easy admission about D'Agustino's lack of knowledge, but seems to point even further to the ways in which conventional families and relationships are fraught with tiresome gender roles and a pseudo intellectualism that comes from getting older.

“I think we have songs because they say what is impossible to put into words, they allow us to get through to ourselves and others by using a mystery language of sound and emotion and dimensionality, so that we can speak, play, and listen to our own lives.” You can hear growth in Homeschool’s tonal shifts, arrangement and expression. “To me, Homeschool rocks when it needs to but doesn’t run away from subtly, nuance and texture."

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