“Rain On Me” by Tom Figgins out March 16th!By Sj.Cliff
Photo by: Kate Woods
At only 23 years old, Tom Figgins has an impressive history. When most of us were just plodding through uni, at 19 Tom was working alongside producer Bob Cranham (whose previous artists included Newton Faulkner) to create his first EP from his bedroom. After Your Place came the second release, Wake Up. Loved not just on the UK but in the US, this record lead to chance meeting and eventual signing with Nick Stewart: the man who signed U2 to Island Records.
Rain On Me is an emotional rollercoaster that we can all relate to, putting into music all of the feelings that come with true love. Tom himself describes the songs as being:
“about pure infatuation and the vulnerability that you open your doors to go with it. Desperation; as you fall for someone, praying that they'll fall with you. Asking the clouds to break so that you can feel that moment and know it's real. An offering, giving up the very bones of you to this person. To find love...”
Check it out for yourself… watch the video!
Since his signing, Tom has been a songwriting, tour machine. Not satisfied with just being seen, he takes his music to the people that mean the most – the fans. In front of his audiences, Tom hones his sound to keep learning and developing. This journey to becoming a better artist has taken him to some amazing places: at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Tom co-wrote and performed in The Duck Pond. More recently he has been working in the studio with Matt "Urby Whale" Owens, bass player from Noah And The Whale.
From a humble beginning, this artist’s quest for perfection will surely see him making some serious waves in the future.
Tom Figgins UK dates:
9th The Evening Show, London Live TV 6.30pm
10th The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London
30th Reigate Music Festival
10th-12th Cornbury Festival
16th Capel Music Festival
29th-31st Towersey Festival