Tom Speight

A celebration of living life to the max, Everything’s Waiting For You is a timely reminder to approach every day as an adventure, and an invitation to ride alongside the singer/songwriter as he travels the world wide-eyed.The follow-up to 2019’s Collide, a streaming smash which took Tom to the top of the charts in Brazil and to 22 countries on tour, and saw all six of its singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2, Everything’s Waiting For You was written as lockdown loomed and recorded over a socially-distanced summer that wasn’t quite as strange for the Londoner as it was for the rest of us.Recorded with producer Chris Bond in Devon and featuring contributions from regular collaborators Lydia Clowes and Turin Brakes’ Olly Knights, Everything’s Waiting For You is bigger, bolder and poppier than the folky Collide, which to date boasts over 140 million streams. Sunny song titles, boisterous guitars, shimmering electronics and lashings of beautiful backing vocals are among the album’s calling cards. Nods to Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon and Stereophonics’ Dakota sneak in. “Sonically, it’s much more ambitious than Collide,” says Tom. “I decided at the outset that I would really go for it, dive in at the deep end and write a record that requires bigger rooms. There are rocky, bombastic songs that people may not expect from me. I worried it might be a bit risky, but it’s fun to shake stuff up.”