Tom Walker - Heartland
Currently taking 2017 by storm, British newcomer Tom Walker builds on the release of his debut EP on Relentless Records with the release of huge new track ‘Heartland’ co-written and produced by Naughty Boy.
The release of “Heartland” follows critical acclaim from tastemakers The Sunday Times, Pigeons&Planes, Wonderland, Shortlist and MTV, for his debut “Blessings” EP which was co-produced with Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys) and featured ‘Just You & I’ a track which has already had an astonishing 17M streams. Tom also marked his breakout year with his first major US TV performance on the Today Show – also playing three sold out shows in LA and New York before returning to London for a sold show at Omeara.
Now the Glasgow born, Manchester-bred artist follows tracks with Kojey Radical and Avelino with this Naughty Boy collaboration; delicate violin plucks create a deceptively classy backdrop to Tom’s rousing, gravel-flecked vocals and frank, vivid and relatable lyrics.
Heartland" says Tom, "is about temptation getting the better of you. It’s about life's hangover, where you wake up the next morning and realise things haven’t turned out as expected and the price you pay. Happens to the best of us.”
There’s simply no denying the noise that Tom’s making following his recent UK tour. With the kind of natural presence and charisma that most artists would kill for, it’s his humility and joyfully real relationship with his fans that places him firmly in the breakthrough lists for this year.
Those who were at his recent Omeara show got a taste of the kind of remarkable support that’s going to be evident nationally very soon. A star in the making, make no mistake.