Loud Hound is the solo project of East Coast songwriter/ producer Tommy Florio. With influences spanning across all genres and eras, his sound is not easy to pin down, yet his lo-fi guitar sound and lyrical topics seem to be the common denominator. With new single, Melancholy Boy, out The Fountain caught up with Tommy to discuss the release in more detail.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Melancholy Boy?

The reception seems to be going really well so far actually. There’s been a lot of press on a ton of blogs and magazines and plenty of adds on various Youtube Channels and Spotify playlists. I’m really happy with this release. Plus the fans like it.

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

A solid step into the future.

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?

I would say my influences go from Beck to Tame Impala. I love indie rock alternative stuff but also the production and catchiness to pop music too.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to an EP, LP?

For the remainder of the year I plan on releasing a lot more music. Haven’t really thought about an EP or LP yet. Kind of just in grind mode pumping out singles and building the fan base as much as I can for now. But who knows maybe that’ll change down the road. For now I’m enjoying just going with the flow and taking the days as they come.