Tom Rosenthal is a 26-year-old songwriter from London, England, and not to be confused with the U.K.’s other 26-year-old Tom Rosenthal, who’s an actor and a comedian. Tom Rosenthal the comedian might want to watch out, though, because Tom Rosenthal the songwriter also knows how to make people smile.
For proof, check out Rosenthal’s “The Watermelon Song” above. Watch it once, and you’ll be smiling ear-to-ear. Watch it twice, and the song will be stuck in your head FOR DAYS. (You’ve been warned.)
I recently reached out to Tom Rosenthal (the songwriter) to chat with him about his infectious ode to watermelon, the awesome watermelon costume from the video, and what he’s got planned for future songs.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT WATERMELON
I just started singing the word a lot and it sounded right. I think also my daughter likes eating watermelon, so perhaps I had them on the brain because of that.
THE LYRIC “IT’S A FRUIT-BASED LOVE” IS A POWERFUL ONE, ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREES. ARE YOU A BIG WATERMELON FAN YOURSELF?
If it’s the right time of year then it can be a great thing, but it needs to be the right time.
WHO MADE THE WATERMELON COSTUME FOR THE VIDEO? HAVE YOU FOUND ANY OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO WEAR IT?
My friend and gifted tailor Nathan Jones made it. I put it on for some dinner guests the other day, but not much aside from that.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER FRUIT-RELATED SONGS IN THE WORKS? MAYBE AN ODE TO GRAPEFRUIT OR A SONG ABOUT PEARS?
I think I’m going to give fruit a bit of a rest for now unless the demand is so strong that I can’t refuse!
UP NEXT: A recipe for Lemony Quinoa and Watermelon Salad