Tom Speight Releases the New Single “Trick of the Light”
July 7, 2023 BY Jason Currell
London’s melodic storyteller Tom Speight shares new single, ‘Trick of the Light’ today (7th July). The latest reveal acts as the lead single from his eagerly anticipated third record, ‘Love & Light’, arriving on the 11th August via Nettwerk, an album almost certain to boost Tom’s achievements of over 200 million streams and 1 million monthly listeners on all streaming platforms.
‘Trick of the Light’ shines forth as a radiant gem in Tom Speight’s musical collection. Enveloped by the dazzling strums of acoustic guitars, Tom’s vocals soar with glowing spirit, infusing melody with infectious energy into anthem choruses. Accompanied by a music video recorded at London’s RAK Studios.
Talking about his lead single, Tom states that, “‘Trick of the Light’ was one of the quickest songs I’ve ever written. Co-written with Matt Hales (Aqualung, Lianne La Havas) we had a burst of inspiration after I came up with the guitar riff. It’s a song about the initial meeting of someone when they seem out of this world… the feeling of, is this person even real? Sonically inspired by War On Drugs & Springsteen with the Synths & Wall of Sound approach. I think it’s going to be a huge live song for me.”
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Tom Speight’s latest album, ‘Love & Light’, is a powerful exploration of love, loss, and hope, delving deep into his own personal experiences and emotions, with tracks like ‘Let Go’, which was added to Radio 2’s New To 2 playlist. Continuing to pay homage to some of Tom’s biggest inspirations, including Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, and John Mayer, whilst also exploring fresh territory reminiscent of Dermot Kennedy and Tom Grennan. Opening single ‘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 Wonderland, METAL, Headliner, and Music News.
Detailing his newest record, Tom reveals, “I’ve touched on things in this record that I’ve never spoken about before; it’s, without doubt, my most personal to date.”
Tom’s third album marks another milestone in his career, building on the success of his previous two standout albums, which have featured on both the big and small screens, including hit shows like The Voice, Strictly, Masterchef, To All the Boys, being the most played artist in 2021’s season of Love Island, as well as the music video for his new single ‘The One’ being played on Sunday Brunch. Tom has also been a fixture on UK television, sharing his story and work on ITV News, BBC Breakfast, and Sky News. Tom’s music has earned high praise from some of the UK’s most respected publications, including The Telegraph, The Times, and The Metro.
His music has connected with fans across the globe, with his heartfelt performances earning him support slots with the likes of James Bay, Stereophonics, and Maisie Peters. Later this year Tom will embark on a UK tour, full list of current dates below.
Tom is also an ambassador for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Since 2016 Tom has lived with Chron’s disease and embraced life with a stoma since 2012. He only recently revealed what he calls his superpower to his fans this year on IBD Day with an interview on BBC Breakfast and The Independent after a courageous and inspiring Instagram post.
To find out more about Crohn’s & Colitis UK and their services, or for support and advice visit https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
2023 UK Tour Dates:
July 6th – Henley, UK @ Henley Festival
July 24th – Worthing, UK @ Pavilion Theatre – supporting KT Tunstall
August 26th – Cottingham, UK @ Cottingham Folk Festival
August 27th – Portsmouth, UK @ Victorious Festival
August 12th – Teddington, UK @ Roan Records
August 16th – Kingston, UK @ Banquet Records
August 17th – Marlbough, UK @ Sound Knowledge
Sept 28th – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Sept 29th – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Oct 1st – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Oct 6th – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Tom Speight’s ‘Love & Light’ is out 11th August via Nettwerk. Pre-save album here: https://tspeight.ffm.to/loveandlight.bio