The unrelenting wave for Manchester’s favourite son sees him placed alongside Stormzy, Anne-Marie and The Amazons on BBC Radio 1’s officiate BRIT List amid a flurry of critical acclaim across heavyweight tastemakers. Tom would go on to mark his breakout year with his first major US TV performance on The Today Show – playing three sold-out shows in LA and New York before returning to London for an absolutely rammed full house at Omeara.
“Heartland” gets the kind of tumultuous, emotive visuals you’d expect for a people’s anthem bursting at the seams with feeling and struggle. Shot in the heartland of Britain, the video follows an unlikely pairing through their politically charged journey to a better life. Quiet heroism, English pubs and potential kidnap gives “Heartland” the feel of a gritty and real homegrown epic that can’t help but match the excitement around the man himself. Watch here