Tom West Releases New Single “Can You Hear The Birds Calling?” Out Now via AntiFragile Music
Australian singer-songwriter Tom West returns with the release of his stunningly introspective new single Can You Hear The Birds Calling?, out now via AntiFragile Music.
Poignantly earnest from the offset, Can You Hear The Birds Calling? showcases West’s unique ability to pen richly emotive tracks that are impressively intricate. Channelling the likes of Neil Young, West’s distinctive vocal soars effortlessly over delicate guitar strums and cinematic soundscapes.
Talking about the single, West explains, “this song arose from a moment where I was watching one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. The sun was shining and the birds were calling at the same time. Like most of the rest of the album it’s drawn from, I wrote it and started arranging it in the box as I went, rather than resolving the words and form of the song first and then building up from there.”
Tom West is destined for greatness, a name you should be familiarizing yourself with now and preparing to follow their journey. Intricate and unique harmonies soar throughout this expressive piece, emotion sweeps across the orchestration and provides such a compelling hook that grabs the audience’s attention. Tom delivers this truly original composition that captures the greatness in the lyrics and their raw emotional delivery.
Until March 2020, West had spent the majority of the past three years based in the USA touring, couch surfing and unearthing any opportunity to perform and collaborate – including getting hospitalised after a dog attack and a rushed evacuation to Australia on the back of a cancelled tour and appearance at SXSW music festival as the global pandemic was hitting. West has already received support from the likes of Paste, Atwood Magazine and American Songwriter to name a few. Tom has also been included on multiple Spotify editorial playlists including Happy Folk, Afternoon Acoustic and Folk Pop to name a few.
Can You Hear The Birds Calling? is out now via AntiFragile Music.