Back Room Students is an electronic music project created by New York City native Thomas Hurley. Coming out, drug addiction, and relationship issues between men are all themes you will find in his work. The lyrical content of his songs is drawn from his experiences as man living in a city where boys and men from across the country and the world come to find themselves or live in anonymity. His work focuses on the darker truths many of these individuals cope with. Truths shared by friends, lovers, fathers and sons. Truths experienced in honest and open moments. It is the vulnerability of these men that gave Hurley the inspiration to write. The desire to give these stories a platform which others can listen to and in some way, perhaps, feel connected since it is the things we hide the most that sometimes connect us as men. He identifies men as all being Back Room Students. It is in the back rooms of bars, the back rooms of their lives, the back rooms of their minds, where they hide themselves, and find themselves.