Tom Williams, formerly helmsman of Tom Williams & The Boat, has revealed his new single ‘Everyone Needs a Home’. The track, which received its first play from Steve Lamacq on 6Music, is the first to be revealed from Williams’ upcoming fifth album, due for release later this year on Caroline International.
The single, with its intense, soaring strings and Williams’ unmistakeable vocal is an exciting taste of what is to come from the new album. Demonstrative of a new, more refined approach to song writing and with the influences of 70s American rock echoing throughout, the track was written in December 2015 and is an angry and impassioned response to the global refugee crisis and the rise of right wing populism in the UK, as Williams explains
“The full horror of the refugee crisis was fully unfolded on all our screens. Friends of mine who run the charity, 'The Worldwide Tribe' were in 'The Jungle' handing out food, clothing and supplies. We were moving house ourselves and I was in a back room surrounded by boxes piled high all around me.
The words are simultaneously aggressive but also defeatist. The song is plea for more, 'We' and less, 'Me’.”