Tom Baxter/Charlie Winston/Tom Glynn
When you multiply the power of Tom Baxter’s writing by the intensity of his performances, strange things happen. One night this summer, he was playing a gig in Ireland when a girl was so moved, she proposed to him. Real songwriting will always make its presence felt, and that’s why it’s time for Baxter to reach the massive audience he deserves. The newly re-energized Charisma label is proud to present the English singer/songwriter’s second album, Skybound as the first essential album of 2008.
Skybound is a collection of ten extraordinarily powerful compositions, from which the unforgettable love song "Better" will appear as a single on December 3. That follows its prestigious appearance on the soundtrack of the Simon Pegg/Dylan Moran comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run, directed by David Schwimmer. It also comes on the heels of an extensive October tour of the U.K. and Ireland by one of the most acclaimed live performers of recent years.
Skybound is a worthy sequel to Baxter's 2004 debut Feather and Stone, which built via word of mouth and his own irresistible live shows to impressive U.K. sales of 70,000. Baxter coproduced the new album with Jeremy Stacey, known for his work with Nerina Pallot, Sheryl Crow, Roddy Frame, and others.
Tom Glynn is someone who’d rather let his music and lyrics speak for themselves in our world of overblown hype, which has helped him earn a reputation among other acclaimed musicians and the Boston music community at large as a songwriter’s songwriter. His new album, Living Proof, is indeed just that. Steve Morse of the Boston Globe calls Glynn “a pop tunesmith at the top of his game.” It’s also the reason why the title track on the new CD was recently voted Best Rock Song by listeners at Our Stage in an online competition among thousands of songs. Four of the songs on the disc have been added to XM Satellite Radio channel The Loft, along with airplay on 60 stations across the country so far.