‘Want You’ is the Radio 2 playlisted single from London-based artist Tom Speight. ‘Want You’ is the first single taken from his forthcoming debut album released Spring 2019.
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.”
Tom released four EP’s in 2017/2018; ‘Willow Tree’ Jan ’17 , ‘My My My’ July ’17, ‘Waiting’ Dec ‘17 and ‘Live At Studio 3’ April ’18. Tom continues to gain strong support at Radio 2, including B & C playlist additions for his last 2 EP’s and has also reached a staggering 40m streams.