Tom Walker, the biggest breakout UK global star of 2018, announces his highly anticipated debut album ‘What a Time To Be Alive’ set for release on October 19th on Relentless/Sony Music. Listen here
Produced by Mike Spencer (Years and Years), Tom’s emotional new single, ‘Angels’, is the follow-up to the summer smash ‘Leave A Light On’ that has sold over 570,000 in the UK and 1.8 million worldwide, reached #1 on iTunes in 16 countries including the UK and top ten in 39 countries. A sizeable hit!
The album title, ‘What a Time To Be Alive’, is taken from one of Tom’s best-loved songs, ‘Blessings’, and is indicative of the hope and optimism that permeates this blistering 12 track collection of original songs written or co-written by Tom and sung in his unmistakable voice.
One of the unique things about Tom Walker is the way his songs resonate with his fans. Tom has been overwhelmed by the response he’s had on socials and at shows to ‘Leave A Light On’, and the hope it has given listeners the world over. ‘Just You And I’ has already become a wedding staple. Another album highlight is ‘Now You’re Gone’ featuring Zara Larson.
The album sleeve, created by the innovative artist Craig Alan, features an extraordinary portrait of Tom comprised of over 2000 miniature figures of people, many of whom have influenced Tom throughout his 26 years on the planet.
While ‘Leave A Light On’ established Tom as a global breakout artist, his debut album ‘What a Time To Be Alive’ without doubt will solidify his growing reputation as one of the most exciting new artists working today.