“Blueprint” is about the journey and the internal struggle one goes through to be happy and fulfilled. “It’s about conditioning your mind to be grateful every day you wake up. It is common for people to think they need to be doing something else in order to seek the happiness they are striving for, but when you stop and look around, you realize that you’re in the moment, alive and breathing and that’s something to be grateful for,” Thompson commented.
Having struggled with alcohol abuse and depression in his early twenties, the Andover, Massachusetts native has spoken candidly about the influence music has had on him. “Like so many young people do, there was a period of time where I had personal struggles and didn’t make the best decisions. Because of music and the help of family and friends, I was able to overcome my inner battles and was inspired to change. I haven’t had a drink in over 2 years and I remind myself every day to be grateful and give back as much as I can. I’ve made it my mission to spread positivity and be an encouraging influence in one way or another; performing at schools and speaking to students about drug and alcohol abuse or throwing charity events to raise funds and awareness for Lyme disease and cystic fibrosis. I am grateful to do what I love for a living and to have a platform to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Stealing Oceans’ band is made up of Thompson’s four close friends. Together, they are on a mission to spread the EP’s motto around the world: to stay youthful, be grateful, and always love.
Over the last year, Thompson has split his time between Nashville and LA to write songs for Let The Kids Play with Round Hill Music’s songwriting powerhouse duo, Schmarx and Savvy. As a songwriter, Thompson has collaborated with Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Trey Bruce, Victoria Horne (Lady V) and many others.