Today’s video is shows the proces of writing Stranger Danger. We get to hear Tom playing an acoustic version right after he wrote it. And then see how it progressed by the time the band were rehearsing it last summer.
In another peek at what’s in store on Heartbreak Takeaway, Tom really opens up about his songwriting. He explains that it can be difficult not to get attached to a song he is writing.
The other band members talk about how well they know Tom and what he has been through. It is serious in tone, and a really great insight that we haven’t ever had before. It really does seem like some of the footage they will be releasing will be very raw, and will really help fans get to know them.
This was the caption:
am I the bad guy, for thinking it’s cool to keep your bruises on the inside💘
Happy Entertainment said this about the video:
This was filmed in November 2019. Since then @tomabisgold has written the most powerful and personal album I’ve ever heard.
Chapter 13 have an amazing relationship with each other and it’s the love and support of Jake, Noah and Jacob that has given Tom the courage to say what he needs to say and write songs that will inspire a generation. The album is almost finished and I couldn’t me more proud of the four young men @chapter13 have become 🧡🖤🧡🖤
Somehow I completely missed the fact that Tom was on The Cube in December! Thanks to _.multi_.fxndom on instagram I found out.
If you haven’t seen it there is a video of the full episode below. Tom doesn’t say much but the camera cuts to him a few times. He is rocking the lockdown hair, it is the longest I’ve seen him have it since he was little.
Tom has chosen his Valentine’s Day Date! He announced it on instagram with this video today.
He thanked everyone for all of their entries. The boys were so overwhelmed with the amount of people that wanted to chat with the. In the end they picked 50 emails each and chose form those emails just a few people they would have quick chats with on Zoom – like a virtual speed date.
After getting to talk to a few of the entrants they then had to pick just one person to call tomorrow for a virtual date. Tome announced his date just a few minutes ago. You can watch the video announcement right here. Congratulations to the lucky girl!
Tom went on instagram to explain how he ended up with two broken wrists. He shared pictures a few days ago of him in a hospital bed along with graphic images of the breaks. This left fans wondering what on earth happened. He posted a series of short videos on his story explaining, they have been combined into the video below. There is another video that was recorded while he was still in hospital, that is in the full story below too.
Tom released this acoustic original on instagram to mark World Mental Health Day, this is the message he wrote to go with it:
[ say when you’re at your end ]
today marks world mental health day. we all have our own shit to deal with and we all need to know how to find help if we’re struggling. keep talking to each other and know that there is always some one who wants to listen to you
It’s hard to explain why I want to die
How can you say that when you live the perfect life
So don’t say you know just how I feel
I wish I could tell you
Social Suicide At Home: Tom’s message to Chapter 13 fans. He explains why the band was so inactive during lockdown. This was part of the writing process for their upcoming album, it sounds like they are aiming to be very raw and authentic.
The drawing on the left if what Tom posted with the message, click it to see it full sized.
firstly thanks for all the support on the new content and glad you love it as much as we do. we came offline to try not to conform to what everyone else is doing particularly during lockdown and present ourselves in a way that was untrue. i wanted to write songs that represent who I am for all that is good and the shit that comes with it. what I found was that when I wrote what was real and personal, my band connected with it more and the acceptance of who I am inspired more music and brought us together. hopefully you connect with it in the same way we do
love u all
All of the cast of School of Rock get official headshots taken. These are used for the program and the musicals website. Since the boys were cast three years ago, and have since clearly left, they aren’t up on the site or in the program anymore.
I have only seen blurry or cropped versions of these pictures online before. So when I found these I had to share them. They are a bit bigger, and better quality that the pictures I have seen shared around on social media. Castaways deserve to see decent versions of these pictures right?
Click on the photo to the left to see the rest of the boys’ headshots.
If the site is missing any pictures, please leave a comment or message us on any social media accounts. There is also a contact page.
The Chapter13.NET YouTube has a video of the July Chapter 13 Instagram stories! For anyone who isn’t on Instagram or missed some, its a good way to catch up all at once. I have been thinking about doing this for a while so send a message/comment if you think its a good idea.
If this is popular I can do it again for August. I am including the videos posted on Tom, Jake, Jacob, and Noahs accounts. You might spot a few of Jake’s aren’t there, that is because they were uploaded separately as a Q&A video, and one of his covers is already up on the YouTube channel. There is a Tom one that is missing, but that is because he deleted it. I assume he decided against putting his barber’s face in it? So out of respect I have left that one out.
Let me know any opinions on the video. Whether you want to see one again next month, are the titles annoying? They are deliberately out of the frame of the video so you can screenshot/record without a tag in the way. That way fans can still use the videos in their edits or whatever.
I included the names, because sometimes it might not be obvious who posted the video. Either they wont have their face or voice, or more confusingly, will have a different band member in it.