18 year-old fast-rising Sunderland artist Tom A. Smith has confirmed the details behind his sophomore collection ‘EP2’, out August 5th, alongside the release of his latest offering ‘Never Good Enough’.
‘EP2' sees the frontman return with Larry Hibbitt on production duties, and continues his broad and inventive approach to the indie-rock sound. After a whirlwind of praise under his belt already, the new single ‘Never Good Enough’ looks to bring another heady dose of roaring power to his powerful repertoire to date and features Alex White from Fat White Family on Saxophone and James Keller from Eliza & the Bear on backing vocals.
After releasing his explosive single ‘Could I Live With Being Fake’ earlier this year, which was named BBC Introducing Track Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 and supported by Sir Elton John on his Rocket Hour show, not to mention having been selected by Elton to perform at his British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, appearances at Glastonbury, Barn On The Farm and the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone this past month, Tom has received a flurry of support.
Speaking about the new EP, he said,
“I think 'EP2' is a really nice progression from 'EP1'. I’m really proud of all the tracks and already know Toronto will become a fan favourite as it goes down so well live. The lyrics to Man Overboard are my best work so far in my opinion, I love how it skips along, producer Larry described it as crying at the disco. We love putting a homemade demo at the end of every EP and If I Was just works so well. The last verse has a reference to Elton John, I didn’t realise he’d become a fan of my work when I wrote it.”
Throughout the last year, Tom A. Smith has cemented himself as one of the more progressive and passionate artists working right now, and ‘never good enough’ is another perfect example of his already maturing direction. Brimming with rich and vibrant textures throughout, he is quickly setting himself up as a brilliantly captivating name bringing something fresh and adventurous to the scene.
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