Singer-songwriter Thom Artway unveils his first international single ‘All I Know’, out on 1st June via Warner Music.
Mastered by award-winning engineer John Davis at London’s Metropolis Studios, the new single is taken from his upcoming sophomore album set for release in autumn 2018. Already one of the most respected young musicians in the Czech music scene, the talented artist has already set himself on the path of international success with his debut album ‘Hedgehog’, to be released on Warner Music. His music perfectly combines a modern sound with classic songwriting, creating captivating folk-pop songs with the use of his distinctive voice, memorable top lines and introspective lyrics.
His debut single ‘I Have No Inspiration’, dominated the Czech charts for nearly two years, becoming a domestic hit, culminating with Thom winning two of the most prestigious Czech music awards. Inspired by British songwriters, he grew up busking in the streets of Prague, he first came to the attention when his song ‘Towards the Sun’ was chosen as the soundtrack for the Czech movie ‘Křídla Vánoc’, Thom then went on to release his debut EP ‘Still Standing in the Unknown’, before travelling and playing across Australia to hone his skills.
‘All I Know’ is the perfect introduction to Thom Artway songcraft, “faith in love and true friendship rescued me and can thus be heard in each refrain, All Around Is Love,” explains Thom about the meaning of the song, which visuals portray a young couple’s tale of love. Shot in Brno and featuring multiple Czech rhythm gymnastic champion Anna Šebková as Thom’s girlfriend, the video is set during a fictional gymnastic championship. Working with movements and expression, both on a figurative and poetic level, the story shifts towards a dreamy imaginary through the use of special effects, which were realized at the YouTube Space studio in London, and the gym is replaced by the streets of London.
Making his debut at this year’s The Great Escape festival, playing ‘Impressive by The Sea’ stage at The Black Lion on Friday 18th May, Thom is set for a busy summer festival season, which will see the talented artist perform at Europe’s largest music and cultural festival Sziget. After winning the first Czech Fresh – the music project led to cooperation with United Talent Agency UK to help give an international focus to local music – Thom is set to become Czech’s best music export.