TOM FIGGINS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
The single ‘Rain On Me’ released 16th March 2015
“ this is a cracking track... the first time I heard it, I just thought - yeah, that’s magnificent, I’ve got to put that in the show - and the more I hear it, the more and more I fall in love with it.” Janice Long- BBC Radio 2
Tom Figgins is a prodigious but humble talent. At 19, working alongside producer Bob Cranham (whose previous artists included Newton Faulkner) he penned his debut EP Your Place from his bedroom. His second release Wake Up went on to achieve critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This culminated in a chance meeting, and eventual management signing, with an industry stalwart in the shape of Nick Stewart: the man who signed U2 to Island Records.
Since then Tom can boast years of relentless gigging and song-writing as well as signing to Nick Stewart’s own record label of Man In The Moon Records. And he is still only 23 years old. Not for him, though, the ‘hipster hang out’ side of the industry - he is too musically mercurial and industrious to be bogged down with simply ‘being seen’ in the right places. Instead Tom has been developing and honing his sound in front of audiences the length and breadth of Britain, including a collaboration at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe whereby he co-wrote and performed in The Duck Pond which also featured his track ‘Mother’. More recently he has been working in the studio with Matt "Urby Whale" Owens, bass player from Noah And The Whale.
His previous single ‘Let Your Roots Grow’ and his residency at London’s Troubadour in 2014 earned Tom a whole new set of fans.
His latest single ‘Rain On Me’ has a relentless heartbeat driving an emotional verse to a crescendo. The song is about feeling the helpless force of true love and wishing it to embrace your entire being. As Tom explains:
Rain On Me is about pure infatuation and the vulnerability that you open your doors to go with it. Desperation; as you fall for someone, praying that they'll fall with you. Asking the clouds to break so that you can feel that moment and know it's real. An offering, giving up the very bones of you to this person. To find love...
‘Rain On Me’ is released 16th March 2015
Watch the official video
Upcoming UK dates:
12th Cargo, London - with band
13th New Music Night, Reigate, Surrey.
9th The Evening Show, London Live TV 6.30pm
10th The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London
30th Reigate Music Festival
10th-12th Cornbury Festival
16th Capel Music Festival
29th-31st Towersey Festival
Tom remains a featured artist with Caffe Nero.