Monday, 24 April 2017
Tom Williams - Everybody Needs a Home/Little Bird
Now here is an artist that has been on our radar for several years now, but have never felt the urge to write about. Until now that is.
Tom Williams has been plying his trade for several years, with many of his releases as Tom Williams & The Boat receiving airplay on 6music, which is where we first came to hear from him. Since then, we've come across several songs by him that we've liked, but nothing that has really grabbed our attention. However, now that he is no longer the helmsman of The Boat, and is back to recording as a solo artist, he recently released a brace of singles that have made us sit up and take notice of him.
The first song is "Everyone Needs A Home". Inspired by the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the song harks back to 70s American rock, and is topped off by soaring, lush strings that are just simply irresistible. It is a song that came out of nowhere, really took us aback, and finds itself as a strong contender to be our favourite song of the year come December time.
The second song from Tom Williams that grabbed our attention came out earlier this month, and has a rather different sound altogether. "Little Bird" is more of a driving, rock & roller of a song, with strong blues-y guitar riffs, somewhere in the vicinity of Miles Kane.
So that's two great singles from Tom Williams that he's given us in 2017. If the rest of his upcoming album is anything like that, then it's going to be a brilliant, diverse record indeed.
Both "Everybody Needs a Home" and "Little Bird" will both feature on the fifth album from Tom Williams, "All Change", which will be released on May 26th.