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Tom Speight shot by Pip in Iceland July 2018

To use a well worn cliché, it been a rollercoaster few years for Tom Speight. After a host of support slots for the likes of Fleet Foxes, Jake Bugg, Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran, Speight was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.  After undergoing emergency surgery, he was forced into a two-year hiatus. Returning to music in 2016, single Love found itself on the Radio 2 playlist and hit millions of streams on Spotify. His three EPs all reached the iTunes top 10 and he’s got writing credits with everyone from Turin Brakes to X Factor finalists.

Taken from his forthcoming album released Spring 2019, Want You is a shimmering indie folk anthem perfect for sunset festival sets.

On the track, Tom quotes;

 I started recording my album in March and managed to record about half of it.. however, in April I was taken ill with my Crohn’s disease and ended up being in hospital for 2 months until I was in remission..10 days later I started recording and putting the finishing touches to ‘Want You’ I wanted to finish this first because it felt like the most positive song on the album and after a tough spell I wanted to put a positive edge on things! I recorded it with Chris Bond (Ben Howard) my long-term collaborator in Devon. It carries on what we’ve built so far, a mixture between folk indie pop! Influenced by The Shins & War on Drugs. It’s the next stage in my progression as an artist.”

With his last two EP’s Waiting and Live At Studio 3 receiving heavy radio playlisting, he’s racked up a staggering 40 million online streams. Want You is out now.

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