The alternative rock scene in the UK is one of the best in the world right now. There’s no debate about it. Countless artists from up and down the country have been entering the limelight with a raw, impassioned sound that’s taken music lovers by the scruff of the shirt and taken them on a wild ride filled with high, lows and all around incredible songwriting. The underground scene is hustling and bustling with these artists, at the forefront of it all right now is Sunderland based newcomer Tom A. Smith who’s been going from strength to strength ever since he unveiled his debut EP earlier this year. Each track he’s dropped has been a powerful sonic experience with his enthralling vocals creating a rapturous atmosphere filled with explosive emotion that leaves you reeling as his bombastic production plays on and today is no different.
Filled with passionately unfiltered lyrics that portray his truest forms of emotion, Could I Live With Being Fake is him rejecting offers that would’ve lead to high amounts of publicity knowing that it wouldn’t be right for him or true of his artistry. Business offers come and go but it’s clear that Smith is here to stay as he doesn’t hold anything back here. Anthemic guitars lead the production that launches this frenzied affair into the stratosphere with booming drums adding to this explosive atmosphere that will leave you breathless from start to finish. The vocals are outstanding, effortlessly expressing the thought-provoking nature of his lyrics that still run ragged in his mind, all building up to a grandiose of a chorus that was made for stadiums. This is a true stadium anthem and I’m sure it won’t be too long before he’s headlining them.