NEW SINGLE : Big Scottish release #3: Tom Walker’s huge new single Head Underwater

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Tom Walker Unveils Insatiable New Single 

Head Underwater

Taken From His New Album I Am – Out Summer 2024


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After weeks of teasing, Tom Walker today unveils his simply sensational new earworm of a single ‘Head Underwater’. The track is the second official single to be taken from his highly-anticipated new album I Am, out Summer 2024.

Dealing with the very real struggles of life and the fine art of keeping it together, ‘Head Underwater’ is a soulful pop anthem with a soaring vocal that sounds like a whole new Tom Walker. Watch the video, directed by Charles Mehling, who also directed Tom’s global hit ‘Leave A Light On’, HERE.

Of the song, Tom explains; “This is about keeping my inner demons at bay and the constant battle I’m having with myself – sometimes feeling suffocated and overwhelmed by the weight of the world. Head Underwater signifies the sensation of feeling like I’m drowning in my own thoughts and emotions. Despite the overwhelming struggle, there’s a determination to survive and emerge stronger from this internal conflict.”

The back end of last year saw impeccable releases in ‘Burn’ & ‘Freaking Out’ – both of which Tom performed with aplomb on Later…With Jools Holland. Watch HERE & HERE.

Where previously, Tom became known for powerful accounts of other people’s stories, including a friend’s battle with drugs (‘Leave A Light On’), and articulating his own relatable feelings for his now wife (‘Just You & I’); on his new album he now finds himself writing about his own personal struggles and anxieties, creative challenges, sadness and moments of despair. It is a sometimes visceral account of who Tom Walker is in 2024, hence the title: I Am.

I Am is a culmination of me trying to figure out who I am for the last four years.” explains Tom. “This record is a snapshot of what’s been going on in my life, and what’s been happening around me – what’s made me happy or sad, ecstatic or miserable.”

After writing, and binning, a plethora of new tracks, an exhausted Tom subsequently headed out to Los Angeles to write with the McDonough brothers, Toby Gadd, Ryan Daly & Castle, who’s credits between them include Beyonce, Joji, Khalid, Mimi Webb and John Legend. The trip reignited the excitement and love of trying brand new things.

The results speak for themselves. As well as ‘Freaking Out’, ‘Burn’ & ‘Head Underwater’, there’s also ‘Holy Ghost’, think: Hozier produced by Labrinth – hymnal, electronic soul. And finally, a mention for ‘Lifeline’. No one outside Tom’s inner-circle will be hearing this towering ballad until later this year – the emotions behind it are too raw. It’s a searingly emotional tribute to a friend who died by suicide last March.

Looking ahead, as Tom succinctly puts it; I will die for these songs. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve felt like that. You’ve got to ignore what everyone else wants from you, and you’ve got to back yourself.”

And with that, welcome to the exciting, limitless next phase of Tom Walker. A man who knows where he’s headed: to arena-scale songs with molecular-level heart.



Thu 18th                     CARDIFF, The Great Hall

Fri 19th                        BRISTOL, O2 Academy Bristol                      SOLD OUT

Sat 20th                      SHEFFIELD, Octagon Centre

Mon 22nd                  DUBLIN, Olympia                                          SOLD OUT

Tue 23rd                     BELFAST, Ulster Hall

Thu 25th                     BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 26th                        MANCHESTER, Manchester Academy      SOLD OUT

Sat 27th                      MANCHESTER, Manchester Academy      NEW DATE ADDED

Mon 29th                   LEEDS, O2 Academy Leeds

Tue 30th                     GLASGOW, O2 Academy Glasgow          SOLD OUT



Wed 1st                      GLASGOW, O2 Academy Glasgow          NEW DATE ADDED

Fri 3rd                          NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall

Sun 5th                       NORWICH, UEA                                             SOLD OUT
Mon 6th                     NOTTINGHAM, Rock City

Tue 7th                       LONDON, Eventim Apollo


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