TUNE Tom King - Hiding Away
18-year-old British artist Tom King returns with his third single of the year, “Hiding Away” – the follow up to his widely acclaimed July single “Be That For Me”.
“Hiding Away” fuses breezy guitar strums with a mellow yet driving pop beat to bring the empowering track’s message of fearlessly living your truth to life – visually represented in the artistic music video, which sees Tom embark on a journey to explore magnificently picturesque natural landscapes, before driving off into the night.
As with all of the Wonderland-approved musician’s songs, at the heart of “Hiding Away” is Tom’s breath-taking, triumphant vocal performance, the track culminating with some truly impressive and soaring high notes from the Guildford teenager.
Speaking on “Hiding Away”, Tom explains: “I wrote Hiding Away with Jonathan Quarmby in a session at RAK Studios. I spoke about an experience I had with someone where everything was secretive and all I wanted to do was break free from it. We came up with the line ‘Hiding Away’ and it all fell into place. I love songs that tell a story, so wanted to incorporate that when writing the lyrics in the verse. I love the feeling the song has; it’s liberating and uplifting.”
Emerging into the ether with his emotive debut release “why are you here?”, Tom swiftly followed this up with the subtly explosive “No Mans Land”, accompanied by poignant visuals created by celebrated director Pedro Romhanyi (Pulp’s 'Common People', Blur’s ‘Parklife’) in just two days during lockdown.
Amidst the ever-changing landscape of pop, something remarkable is stirring within the musician, his pure vocal talent, quietly expressive style and intimate songwriting setting him on the trajectory for success. It is this minimalism that truly showcases far-reaching range of his striking voice – which quivers on a falsetto, then commandeers the ear on its deeper hues.
Emerging as one of the foremost breakout names coming out of the UK right now, his route towards the upper echelons of the pop sphere alongside primary acts like Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran is imminent, with so much more new music still to come.