Follow The Leader is released today!
The album marks ten years since his debut album (previously signed to Moshi Moshi) and this time round Tom wanted to rip things up and start again, setting about making an album with the energy of a debut.
With the help of Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley (PS 89-94), the pair made a concerted effort to push the production in powerful new sonic directions.
Tom describes the title track as an angry swipe at the elders in power that swore they knew best. Other tracks from the album explore feelings of anger, confusion and resentment from those left in the wake of social change over the last couple of years.
The album boasts rich orchestral sounds and full-band performances, mixed with drum machines, synthesizers, walls of heavy guitars and deep sub bass.
The album was initially finished in March 2020, at which point the UK went into lockdown, at which point Tom was forced to reconsider the album he thought he had finished. Isolation brought a flurry of new inspirations, production ideas, arrangement tweaks and a fresh energy to the project.
Read more: Source Hastings & St Leonards Observer, By Phil Hewitt, Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 6:05 am
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Read more about Tom's music career here on his website: https://www.tomwilliamsmusic.net/