Posts Tagged ‘Tom Walker’

January 28, 2018

A rising tide of buzz follows Glasgow born and Manchester raised singer songwriter Tom Walker these days, particularly after he dropped his soulful and emotive single Leave A Light On late last year. A three track EP for the single has been released, and it features a phenomenal edit by none other than UK electro-R&B sensations AlunaGeorge. It’s amazing what they’ve done to the song. I never would have imagined an alt song like Leave A Light On could lend itself so well to such an ornately textured, synth thrumming future bass styled remix. AlunaGeorge’s remix is a testament to their everlasting talent. Their Leave A Light On is atmospheric and lush, yet darkly haunting at the same time. And it’s absolutely gorgeous. You can sample the full Leave A Light On remix pack on Soundcloud, here.

November 15, 2017

We’re not surprised at all that it’s been quite a year for Glasgow born, Manchester raised shining star in the making Tom Walker. We’ve been praising the artist and his deeply affecting music since we encountered Play Dead a year ago, and each time we hear his soulfully sonorous voice, we can’t help but surrender our hearts again. We only wish that we could have caught him when he opened for The Script at the Fox last month, but I’m sure another chance to see him will come along soon. Or so we hope. Tom Walker’s recent single Leave The Light On, a tour de force anthem and bright beacon of hopeful rapport, has been on the receiving end of a tremendous remix by AlunaGeorge, another long time IHM favorite. The UK electronic and R&B duo completely turn the track on its head to masterfully create their synth thrumming, beat skidding, and chill atmospheric remix. It’s a wonderfully intoxicating and much more dusky Leave The Light On. Re-visit the original, here.

October 16, 2017

I must admit, I’m rather crestfallen after having to miss Tom Walker when he opened for The Script at the Fox Theater in Oakland last Friday. He’s certainly been sweeping us off his feet with his incredible voice and his emotive and soulful music. The Glasgow born, Manchester raised artist is predictably having a massive 2017. His prior releases have slayed the charts, and he’s already performed Just You & I on NBC’s the Today Show. New song Leave The Light On arrives as Tom Walker continues to tour with The Script in the US. The heart wrenching track is a soaring anthem that fully lives up to its name. Leave The Light On really does feels like a beacon of light in the dark, a resilient and hopeful canticle that can guide lost hearts home. Stream/download the single, here.

June 16, 2017
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Late last year, I called Tom Walker one of my favorite new English singer songwriters when he dropped his song Play Dead. He floored me with his bittersweet alt soul and his incredible voice. On new song Heartland, he’s even teamed up with Naughty Boy, who co-wrote and produced the bluesy soulful, expansive sweeping anthem. Front and center is Tom’s dashing voice, so thick and rich, gravelly and emotive. Its sheer power evokes a combination of Alex Clare, Maverick Sabre, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Jacob Banks. Heartland follows Tom’s hugely successful debut EP, Blessings. He describes Heartland as being about temptation getting the better of you. “It’s about life’s hangover, where you wake up the next morning and realise things haven’t turned out as expected and the price you pay. Happens to the best of us.” You can find Tom Walker’s acclaimed EP on iTunes, here.

October 6, 2016
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October 4, 2016
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I don’t know what it is about the UK that spawns such immense talent when it comes to urban pop and R&B soul, each with their own incredible voices, but Tom Walker has just added himself to my list of favorite English singer songwriters to watch with his new song Play Dead. He recently signed to Relentless and has been making waves in the scene across the pond. Play Dead is a dewy eyed swathe of bittersweet alt soul on which the raspy voiced artist evokes slivers of Jack Garratt, Hozier, Maverick Sabre, and Finley Quaye. Tom Walker leaves an indelible impression on the heart with this massive tune.