A Little Love from Tom Speight

The music of Tom Speight is no stranger in my collection as I have been a fan of his work since 2012 after I saw him perform at Kendal Calling Festival. Since then I have added his EP’s ‘This House’, ‘Willow Tree’ and ‘Together of Alone’ to my collection. Each one showcases an impressive songwriting talent which can be heard on my favourite songs ‘Willow Tree’ and ‘Far Away’.

I want to take this opportunity to talk about his latest EP ‘Little Love’ but before I do I want to let Tom share an insight into this release. He was kind enough to answer some of my questions and this is what he had to say:

What were your goals when you began working on the new EP ‘Little Love’?

I wanted create something that I was proud of and felt represented me best. I spent about a year writing and hibernating working on about 30 songs. I started working with Chris Bond at the beginning of the summer..I felt like he really understood want I wanted to achieve..I’m very happy with the results! I needed that time away.

How did you feel when you heard the final cut of the EP?

The EP is very much an introduction to what I’m about..it’s mainly just me and my acoustic guitar! It still makes me smile when i hear it on radio or TV hopefully that will never go away.

What is your favourite song from ‘Little Love’ and why?

I think maybe ‘Little Love’ because it took about 4 different versions to get that song right! I’m really glad I stuck to my guns and believed in that song..however, I really enjoying ‘Green Eyes’ because it has the lovely Eliza Shaddad on guest vocals.

End of the world is nigh and you have enough time to listen to one album, which would it be and why?

End of History by Fionn Regan that album has it all for me..

Now that the EP is released from are your future goals and plans for your music?

I think to keep on building up a fan base and making music I’m proud of.. I will be back with another EP in April..I feel like it’s still very early days for ‘Little Love’ I’m hoping to do about 100 gigs this year..that’s the aim!

‘Little Love’ EP feels like a natural evolution to Tom’s music but I’m glad he’s kept the winning formula of gentle vocals with his acoustic guitar in support. The changes to his music are subtle as each element to his songwriting has been refined to give us his strongest collection of songs to date. One thing which I’m happy that hasn’t changed is the way he creates songs that has a gentle flow which feels so honest. For me, this is what gives his music that special quality. I always imagine when he writes new music that if he doesn’t feel connected to the song then he will move onto a new one.

The EP starts with the title track ‘Little Love’ which has a radio friendly feel that gets you singing along to it’s catchy hook. This is followed up with the standout ‘Something to Say’. I have a lot of love for this song which has that trademark delicate vocal style helping to showcase his lyrical talent. ‘If I belong’ continues this trend and shows how he consistently writes songs to a high calibre. The EP ends with my personal favourite ‘Green Eyes’. This is a kind of a duet between Tom Speight and Eliza Shaddad. The way their vocals intertwine with the musical support of Tom’s acoustic guitar skills make this such a beautiful song to listen to. Just listen and your ears will agree with me.

Overall, Tom Speight proves that he can create music that continues to impress and to his usual high standard. This EP will get a lot of attention and deservingly so. I recommend that you head over to the usual online stores of Amazon and iTunes to purchase a copy of ‘Little Love’ EP today. Alternatively, you can purchase a physical copy of the EP by clicking HERE, this is what I did.

I am already looking forward to the next EP from Tom but I really hope that he gets the opportunity to release a full length album some day. I normally listen to all his music together like an unofficial album and it sounds great! Fingers crossed it will happen soon. If you want to keep up to date with Tom’s world of music including future releases and gig’s then head over to his social media sites at Facebook and Twitter.

As always, a little reminder that independent musicians need the support of it’s fans to continue and grow. If there is music that matters to you then help spread the word about it today and hopefully this will now include the music of Tom Speight.