Melodic Storyteller Tom Speight Shares New Track “Stay Alive”, Out Today

May 24, 2024 BY Emma Orland

London’s melodic storyteller Tom Speight is back with a poignant, yet rousing brand new track titled “Stay Alive”, inspired by reading the book of the same title by Matt Haig, which is about Speight’s struggles with mental health over the years. Off the back of a successful UK and Brazil tour, selling out shows, Speight went back into the studio to work on the new song. Listen here and below.

Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey, Hollow Coves) and featuring backing vocals by Turin Brakes, Speight explained “I had just come out of the hospital with Crohn’s Disease after a lengthy stay of 2 months, and I felt like I was ready to fall in love with being alive again and not take life for granted. We had just played at Glastonbury, and I knew I wanted a song in my set that people could dance to. As a result, “Stay Alive” was born.”

Listen & Share – “Stay Alive”:

Stay Alive” follows on from his 2023 album Love & Light released on Nettwerk – a powerful exploration of love, loss, and hope, delving deep into his own experiences and emotions. Heavily supported by BBC Radio 2 (impressively, Speight had ten playlisted singles over his career on Radio 2), it was made album of the week with tracks like “Let Go and “Trick of the Light” being added to the station’s playlist.

Continuing to pay homage to some of Tom’s biggest inspirations, including Damien RiceSufjan Stevens, and John Mayer, whilst also exploring fresh territory reminiscent of Dermot Kennedy and Tom Grennan. Singles such as “The One” showcased Tom’s exceptional lyrical talents, drawing comparisons to Tom Odell’s introspective approach, and quickly caught the attention of The Independent’s track of the week, with more praise from the likes of WonderlandMETALHeadliner, and Music News.

Stay tuned for more new music from Tom Speight throughout this year. He will be playing several live UK dates later this year, current list of dates is below:

2024 Live Dates:

10th July – Richmond, UK @ Kew Gardens *

8th Aug – Cholmondeley Castle, UK @ Deva Fest

23rd Aug – Cottingham, UK @ The Civic Hall **

9th Nov – Bristol, UK @ St Georges ^

14th Nov – London, UK @ Union Chapel ^

21st Nov – Oxford, UK @ SJE Arts ^

* w/ Ronan Keating

**w/ The Feeling

^ w/ Turin Brakes

About Tom Speight:

Tipped by publications including The Times, Telegraph and The Independent, Tom Speight’s been a prolific artist from the very beginning. Delivering a string of EPs and three full-length albums under his belt, gaining strong radio support from BBC Radio 2 with Eight playlisted records in a row, and well over 250 million streams across DSPs. Since 2016, he has gained international recognition from the UK to Germany to Brazil, headlining shows and supporting some of the biggest acts, from Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, to Lewis Capaldi and Stereophonics. His music has connected with fans across the globe, with his heartfelt performances earning him praise.

Tom’s third album Love & Light marked a milestone in his career, building on the success of his previous two standout albums (2019’s Collide and Everything’s Waiting for You in 2021), which have featured on both the big and small screens, including hit shows like The Voice, Strictly Come Dancing, Masterchef, To All the Boys, being the most played artist in 2021’s season of Love Island, as well as the music video for “The One” being played on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Tom has also been a fixture on UK television, sharing his story and work on ITV News, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, and the UK’s most respected publications.