Due for release on 8th May 2020, 'Heartbreaker Please' is the title track of the new album from Teddy Thompson’s. The song chronicles a real-life relationship ending. But it's couched in that soulful medium that he does so well, which sharpens the pain, and yet lightens the load.
It’s been nine years since Thompson’s last solo release, but he has been busy with other projects. He’s produced albums for Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer, Dori Freeman, and his mother Linda Thompson. As well as that, there was a collaborative album with Kelly Jones and the acclaimed ‘Kin’ collection with the Thompson family.
‘Heartbreaker Please’ bears the distinct 1950s American influences of his youth. There are echoes of The Everley Brothers, Sam Cooke, and Hank Williams, while Thompson retains that distinctive aching vocal.
I tend to write sad songs, slow songs, so it’s a natural fit, but here, even where the subject matter was kind of sad, I’d set it against a soul beat, give it sort of an uplifting feel.
It can also be viewed as a discussion about his adopted home of New York. Leaving London at 18, it was a place he went to for a long vacation, that never ended.
Self-produced and full of his melodic melancholia, this promises to be a special record from a singer-songwriter at the top of his game.
Teddy Thomspson Tour Dates with John Grant
|3rd May 2020||CQAF Festival Marquee||Belfast||Northern Ireland|
|4th May 2020||New Theatre||Cardiff||Wales|
|6th May 2020||De La Warr Pavillion||Bexhill||England|
|7th May 2020||Alexandra Palace Theatre||London||England|
|8th May 2020||Hippodrome Circus||Great Yarmouth||England|
|10th May 2020||Warwick Arts Centre||Coventry||England|
|13th May 2020||Sage, Gateshead||Gateshead||England|
|14th May 2020||Festival Theatre||Edinburgh||Scotland|
|16th May 2020||The Forum||Bath||England|
|17th May 2020||RNCM Theatre||Manchester||England|
|19th May 2020||The National Concert Hall||Dublin||Ireland|