UK Artist of the Week: Tom West

We’re dipping our toes in the South Australian sea today and we’re excited to announce Tom West as our Artist of the Week. He’s just dropped the stunning video for his new single “Can You Hear The Birds Calling?” and we are beyond impressed.

Channelling the likes of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, Tom’s latest cut is a poignantly earnest slice of indie-folk that is bound to pull at your heartstrings. Tom immediately captivates the listener with his distinctive vocal style and delicate strums of guitar, before what feels like a whole orchestra joins him toward the end, creating a sound that is undeniably cinematic and powerful.

Talking about the single, Tom explains, “This song arose from a moment where I was watching one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. The sun was shining and the birds were calling at the same time. Like most of the rest of the album it’s drawn from, I wrote it and started arranging it in the box as I went, rather than resolving the words and form of the song first and then building up from there.”

Tom is currently based in Adelaide, Australia as a result of the ongoing Pandemic but hopes to get back on the live circuit saddle soon—so watch this space!

“Can You Hear The Birds Calling?” is in stores now via AntiFragile Music.

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