Tom Speight Shares His Newest Single “If This Is How The Story Ends”
February 10, 2023 BY Jason Currell
The latest single from the London-based melodic storyteller Tom Speight, ‘If This Is How the Story Ends’ embodies a desperate yearning for the light at the end of the tunnel, though it may seem impossible to reach. The track is the second instalment of Tom’s third studio album, scheduled for the summer/autumn of 2023. Already achieving over 200 million streams and 1 million monthly listeners on all streaming platforms, the latest single is out today (10th Feb) via Nettwerk.
‘If This Is How the Story Ends’ is a poignant single built from desperation and heartache, capturing the raw emotions of trying to cling to the fading embers being suffocated by turmoil and uncertainty.
Matching the dearest of themes with Tom’s intimate style, its acoustic backdrop helps to personify the melancholic yet wistful feelings. ‘If This Is How the Story Ends’ is a powerful reminder of the lengths we will go to hold onto the ones we love, even when staring into the face of heartbreak and defeat.
Listen to ‘If This Is How the Story Ends’
Diving deep into his personal experiences, Tom states that, “‘If This Is How The Story Ends’ tackles my parent’s divorce & realisation that some things aren’t always meant to be but having the hope/love that you can keep things together. It was inspired by acts like Sufjan Stevens & Jose Gonzalez with its intimate acoustic nature.”
With two standout albums already under his belt, nods that were once directed towards the likes of Damien Rice and Stereophonics are now diverging towards Dermot Kennedy, Ed Sheeran, and Rag’n’Bone Man. When you hear that the single has been co-produced and co-written with Carey Willetts who has worked with the likes of Dermot Kennedy and Freya Ridings, you can really begin to see how Tom has thought about bringing this range of influences into his work.
Riding the spirited waves of his sophomore album ‘Everything’s Waiting for You’, Tom has seen his numbers feature on both the big and small screen with the likes of To All the Boys, Sex Lives of College Girls, The Voice, Strictly, Masterchef, as well as being the most played artist in 2021’s season of Love Island. Tom has featured in TV appearances, sharing both his work and story on the likes of ITV News, Channel 5 News, BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Sky News, and the Sara Cox TV Show, to name but a few, in addition to press accolades from the likes of The Telegraph, The Times, The Metro, and The Daily Mail.
Over the years, Tom’s work has been celebrated all around the world, with huge support coming from the UK to Australia to Brazil and Germany. In addition to supporting an incredible line-up of artists that include the likes of James Bay, Tom Grennan, Stereophonics, Maisie Peters, to name just a few. Having garnered over 200 million streams across his works, Tom is in a perfect position to start looking towards a very bright future.