Londoner Tom Speight’s latest album, Love & Light, is released this week and is a powerful exploration of love, loss, and hope. His third album delves deep into his own personal experiences and emotions and continues to pay homage to some of Tom’s biggest inspirations, including Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, and John Mayer.
The album is full of anthemic sounds that are bounce with danceability. One such is the lead single, ‘Trick of the Light’ which shines like a radiant gem. An out and out pop song, it pulses with energy.
Talking about this song, Tom states that, “‘Trick Of The Light’ was one of the quickest songs I’ve ever written. Co-written with Matt Hales (Aqualung, Lianne La Havas) we had a burst of inspiration after I came up with the guitar riff. It’s a song about the initial meeting of someone when they seem out of this world… the feeling of, is this person even real? Sonically inspired by War On Drugs and Springsteen with the Synths & Wall of Sound approach. I think it’s going to be a huge live song for me.”
The upbeat danceability of ‘Trick of the Light’ carry on into other tracks, notably ‘Let Go‘, ‘The One‘ and ‘Wonderful Wonder‘, all of whom will have you bopping around within seconds of the opening notes. In addition, Tom introduces a Celtic like flavour to Wonderful Wonder that floats underneath the track and comes to the fore in later tracks. Use of acoustic instrumentation and swirling melodies flow around ‘If This Is How The story Ends‘ and ‘Love and Light‘, tying the album together with a hint of vulnerability highlighted by the lilting vocals of ‘Tomorrow‘.
Love and Light is released on 11 August on Nettwerk Music
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