Highlighting a new sound for Thomas, the single has reached great success via streaming platforms as well as radio spins throughout the entire country. While his fans once knew him for his international chart-topping single Miss California, which was released in 2001. Taking time away from the industry, Thomas continued to perfect his sound rooted in his upbringing in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Returning with the summer’s #1 patriotic anthem, Dante is poised to share his message and movement with the entire country, with his brand new single “Still In Love With America.”
“In a time like this, I wrote this song to remind myself how much I love where I’m from, America,” Thomas told True Hollywood Talk.
Remember “Miss California?”
Millennials everywhere should remember “Miss California”, which thrusted Thomas into his career high, topping the charts in Denmark and Germany, quickly becoming a major hit in Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, and New Zealand. The 2001 hit single featured Pras of the Fugees.
Released on Elektra Records, the song peaked at #85 on Billboard’s Top 100, and #25 on the UK’s Singles Chart. During the height of success for his single, Thomas toured with artists such as NSYNC, TLC, Notorious BIG, Nelly, Blackstreet, and more.
In 2012, Thomas released his album “Hardcore on Videotape” with its international single hit “Feeling So Blue,” a retake of Eiffel 65’s 1999 hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” with Michael Mind Project.
Fast forward to 2021 and in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, Thomas returned to the industry to give America what its been missing for so long: love.
Living abroad during turbulent times at home, and watching the strife taking place in the streets of America, struck a chord in Thomas, while the COVID-19 pandemic continued to linger on. It prompted and empowered him to write a poignant ode to the land he loves. “Still In Love With America” (out now on all platforms) is a timely anthem, a rallying call that reminds us how wonderful it is to live in the USA.
Starting off 2021 strong, Thomas has visited and performed at radio stations around the country in promotion of the new single, which became a viral success through the SILWA Sing-A-Long Campaign which ran across all social media channels. Additionally, the song will continue to be featured in any product and/or military advertisements.
No stranger to the stage, Dante is preparing for a busy summer of performances, celebrating America, patriotism, and love countrywide. During which, Still In Love With America and Dante Thomas will be presented by Andy Hilfiger, a long-time friend of Thomas and collaborator on the project. Hilfiger is the brother to Tommy Hilfiger Corporation CEO, Tommy Hilfiger, alongside their youngest sister, Ginny Hilfiger, who now oversees The Messi Store – a premium clothing brand based on Argentina football star, Leonard Messi’s style.
“When Dante brought this song to me I knew it was going to be a hit,” said Hilfiger, fashion legend and awarded musician. “I think Dante’s journey has been inspiring, and I’m excited to present this song to the world.”
Thomas’ new hit single has quickly become a viral hit throughout the United States, with an opening 172,500 listeners back in April – a 7% increase than the previous month. With a strong focus on relating to Thomas’ audience, the Utah-based artist has been able to create a loving, warm community of those that still believe in the future of our country; who are Still In Love With America.
“May we as a nation and people never forget together we stand and divided we fall. God bless us all and God bless America. I’m ready for change. Love ‘is the key that opens the heart. Hope is the dream.”