Humphrey recently completed a tour with The Magic Numbers‘ Michele Stodart, a daily tour diary is available to read on Artrocker’s website.
Humphrey also found time to stop by the Daytrotter studios recently and record a wonderful four track session. You can listen to the full session on the Daytrotter website.
The aforementioned free track,”Breathe” was also accompanied by a gorgeous acoustic version on video. You can watch it now on Humphrey’s YouTube channel.
Humphrey has jostled for his place in the UK music scene now for a few years – having previously shared the stage with the late Amy Winehouse, KT Tunstall, The Magic Numbers, Snow Patrol and the talented, Mercury nominated Ed Harcourt – then followed a dark and turbulent period, with a soured record deal and an important relationship break-up, which slowed this climb. But Humphrey is now back, and back with a vengeance. “Breathe” was just a taster of what’s to come with the single “Not Enough” showcasing his talent for writing for writing huge, heartfelt songs.
These tough few years, combined with a surfing and writing sabbatical in Costa Rica, have resulted in the birth of an Ed Harcourt produced album of sheer beauty, raw pain and elegance, with poignant, heartfelt and thought provoking lyrics.
Having contributed some characteristically strong and subtle guitar work, Harcourt said “I was really flattered when he asked me to work with him, and I am really happy to see that this album is finished and ready for your ears. Humphrey writes songs that are crammed full of the catchiest melodies, the most infectious hooks and lyrical twists and deserves to be No 1 across the globe, if there is any justice.”
Humphrey’s album, Tall Stories, will be out next year.