Teddy Thompson releases a soulful new track, ‘At A Light’, taken from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Heartbreaker Please’, out May 8th on Thirty Tigers. He spends most of May on the road in the UK, first as special guest to John Grant, and then on an 11-date headline tour including a must-see show at London’s EartH June 2nd.
Written and produced by Teddy, ‘At A Light’ fits snugly into the album’s skewed look at love and heartbreak. Teddy describes the song as, “a rye take on the ‘you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone’ theme. Unfortunately it turns out she didn’t, and is living happily with her new fella in New Jersey.”
Teddy plays the following UK headline dates. Tickets are on sale now
Sat 23rd BURY ST EDMUNDS, Festival
Sun 24th BASINGSTOKE, Haymarket
Tues 26th BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
Weds 27th BRISTOL, St George’s
Thurs 28th MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall
Fri 29th GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Sun 31st LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Mon 1st LONDON, Richmond Theatre
Tues 2nd LONDON, EartH Theatre
Weds 3rd NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
Thurs 4th MILTON KEYNES, The Stables
Recorded in Brooklyn and written and produced by Teddy, Heartbreaker Please sees the critically acclaimed artist at the top of his craft, serving up the medicine of resignation with sweet, catchy satisfaction. “Here’s the thing,” Teddy sings frankly on his new album, “you don’t love me anymore. I can tell you’ve got one foot out the door.” From its opening track, Teddy’s new album reckons with the breakdown of love with a wistful levity as satisfying as it is devastatingly honest.
A member of the British musical dynasty first helmed by his parents, Linda and Richard Thompson, Teddy left London for the States at 18, settling in New York five years later. After releasing his self-titled debut in 2000, Teddy went on tour as part of Roseanne Cash’s band. Since then he’s released five acclaimed albums, collaborated with good friends Martha and Rufus Wainwright, contributed to numerous tribute projects, and produced albums for Americana singer-songwriter Dori Freeman, Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer and his mother, Linda Thompson.