Critically acclaimed UK multi-instrumentalist and singer Tom Walker will release his new single “Blessings” on April 28, 2017via Epic Records. He’s already turning heads around the world with his impressive songwriting, hybrid of hip-hop beats and bluesy soul folk, undeniable vocal prowess, and inimitable charm. His international hit “Just You And I” is also available now. Listen to “Just You and I”here.
In March, Walker received the prestigious honor of being named Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month” on NBC’s Today Show. Formally arriving stateside and making his first appearance on U.S. television, he delivered a powerful performance of “Just You And I” and chatted with Elvis about music, his background, and so much more in an exclusive interview.
Driven by delicate acoustic guitars, immersive production, soulful delivery, and the intoxicatingly chantable line “Let’s get drunk,” “Just You And I” has amassed over 12 million Spotify streams and counting to date, while he averages a staggering 1.8 million monthly plays on the platform.
Following the arrival of “Blessings,“Walker will release the five-track Blessings EP on May 12. It boasts another fan favorite “Play Dead” as well as the title track “Blessings,” “Karma,” and “Rapture.”Walker also just touched down stateside for a series of shows in Los Angeles and New York, further stirring up a critical buzz across mainstream.
Born in Scotland and raised in Manchester, Walker became obsessed with his father’s record collection at a young age, finding inspiration in Ray Charles, The Police, and Bob Marley, to name a few. By 2016, the troubadour uncovered his own sound through layering rap-style production, electronic shine, and traditional acoustic power fueled by dynamic powerhouse pipes. As songs such as “Fly Away With Me” took off, Walker earned the praise of Pigeons & Planes, Clash, Sunday Times, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats 1, Earmilk, Complex UK, Source UK, Eargasm, and more. Simultaneously, he’s enchanted crowds on tour alongside the likes of Gallant, Jake Bugg, and more in addition to selling out a run of dates in early 2017.
Signed to Epic Records in the U.S., Tom Walker remains poised to be one of 2017’s most talked about new talents.