In everything Tom Soetaert creates, he tries to build a bubble. A safe haven you can escape to in order to slow down and unwind. A place where you have all the time in the world. Stay there for a while and make yourself comfortable. Tom believes people nowadays are over-stimulated. With his dreamy music, he wants to contribute to a more relaxed world. Music for good mental health, if you will.
THE SHEEP FARM
In 2019, Tom went to his favourite country Iceland for five weeks to find peace and tranquillity, ànd make his first album as OUTER. The musician worked on a sheep farm during the day, and made music at night. The result is a cinematic album clearly influenced by the vast landscapes and dreamy peaceful atmosphere. A true escape.
Tom’s love for dreamy, melancholic music with a focus on acoustic instruments organically led to hosting Nachtbaders, a late night show about the neoclassical genre on the national radio station Klara. Along with his colleague and friend Niels Van Paemel, Tom wants to bring more people ino contact with this kind of music. Their goal is to talk as little as possible, and let the artists introduce their tracks. By doing that, they are able to give a voice to instrumental music.