Newcomer Tom King is changing the face of sad-pop as we know it. The British-born singer emerged in late 2019 with his powerful debut release “why are you here?”. Having garnered over 200,000 streams in just a few months, King followed this up with the twinkly and romantic “No Mans Land”, showing masterful navigation of the intimacy of life with commanding lyrical and vocal presence.
On his latest single, King’s distinctive voice is soft and serene, accompanied by stripped-back acoustics and echoing sighs. “Be That For Me” is wholly raw and emotive track, becoming the signature refrain he pleads to a lover or friend. This poignant track uncovers King’s inner psyche with gentle ease and determination, and will no doubt intrigue fans aplenty as he continues to breakthrough into the scene.
With the accompanying video debuting today, King shares that the project was created in just two days during lockdown, providing an unembellished visualisation of the singer’s innermost thoughts and emotions. We’ll be keeping tabs on this one.
Check out the track below…