Listening to the new single 'Retrograde' from Tom Figgins almost makes you feel like you're on holiday somewhere sunny in Europe with the delicate string intro which is really calming and leaves you clamouring to see where it will lead. And it doesn't disappoint as the thumping drum comes in and Tom's clear, self-assured vocals along with an atmospheric feeling which sends shivers up and down your spine. Even more layers are introduced throughout the track from instrumentals steeped in drama to rich, textured multi-part harmonies and a toe-tapping beat. The song really takes you on an intriguing and satisfying journey and the arrangement moves and stirs the soul.
Tom Figgins is a singer-songwriter from London and 'Retrograde' follows on from his track 'Run' which was released in the summer. He has created an impressive body of work to date; his track ‘Giants Played in Wood Like These’ had had well over 150,000 listens on Spotify, he has a featured artist on BBC Radio 2 and multiple shows, all of which have helped him build his fanbase. He collaborates with violinist Tom Hobden (Noah and the Whale) on 'Retrograde' and it really adds yet another dimension to a song which Figgins produced entirely.
Speaking about 'Retrograde' Tom comments, “The track was born out of an urge to tackle the past. It’s about immersing yourself in who you were, embracing that and emerging from the flames knowing a little bit more about yourself.”