New single ‘Leave A Light On’ is a gut-wrenching track written by Tom and Steve Mac and produced by Steve (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”, Anne Marie’s ‘Alarm’) that builds from a solo piano intro into an emotional crescendo of skittering drums and pitched up synths with Tom’s passionate vocals eventually descending into a distorted plea to a friend in need. Once again, his lyrics point to a darker side than his sunny demeanour suggests.
The accompanying video for Leave A Light On was shot on location in Croatia and directed by Charles Mehling (The Script, Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, Emeli Sande). The stunning visuals perfectly encapsulate the isolation and distance between Tom and the friend he’s reaching out to in an emotional plea.
With 50 million streams to his name, Tom’s previous single ‘Heartland’ was co-written and produced with Naughty Boy, and became a mainstay on Radio 1. It followed his breakout track ‘Fly Away With Me’ and ‘Blessings’- an acoustic version of which he played on BBC 2’s Saturday night Glastonbury coverage.
Before Tom heads out on his biggest UK Tour to date, he joins The Script on their US tour this month. Tom Walker plays:
Mon 20th LEEDS, Chapel
Tues 21st GLASGOW, King Tuts
Wed 22nd DUBLIN, Academy
Thurs 23rd MANCHESTER, Night & Day Café SOLD OUT
Sat 25th BIRMINGHAM, Caste & Falcon SOLD OUT
Sun 26th BRISTOL, Exchange
Tues 28th BRIGHTON, Green Door Store SOLD OUT
Wed 29th LONDON, Garage