Tommy Ashby, the Scottish singer-songwriter, has released a powerful and moving album in March of 2023 with “Lamplighter“. The album’s ten tracks showcase Ashby’s immense talent and versatility, as he explores a range of emotions and musical styles. The music on this album is reminiscent of Bon Iver’s album For Emma, Forever Ago, and Ashby’s songwriting and musicianship are on full display.
The opening track “Running” sets the tone for the album with its driving beat and catchy melody. “Moonflowers (Best Friend)” is a standout track, with its gentle acoustic guitar and poignant lyrics about the bonds of friendship. Meanwhile, “When Love Goes Dark” is a haunting and atmospheric track that showcases Ashby’s emotive vocals and poetic songwriting.
Other highlights on the album include “A Beautiful Day,” a gorgeous and uplifting track that features Ashby’s soaring vocals and lush instrumentation, and “Comeback Kid,” an introspective and deeply personal ballad about overcoming adversity. “Not That Far To Go” is a beautiful and introspective track that showcases Ashby’s ability to create complex sonic landscapes with his guitar and effects.
Throughout the album, Ashby’s ability to convey deep emotions through his music is evident. From the delicate fingerpicking of “Floorboards” to the soaring chorus of “Closer,” the album is a testament to Ashby’s talent as both a songwriter and a musician. The haunting ballad “Which Way the Wind Blows” closes the album on a powerful and introspective note.
Overall, “Lamplighter” is a triumph for Tommy Ashby. With its heartfelt lyrics, beautiful melodies, and soulful performances, this album is sure to become a favorite among fans of folk, indie, and singer-songwriter music.
About the Artist
Tommy Ashby is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his emotive vocals, poetic lyrics, and unique guitar style. Born and raised in the small town of Rotterdam in The Netherlands, but was raised in Scotland. Ashby began playing guitar at a young age and was soon writing and performing his own songs.
Ashby moved to London to pursue a career in music. He quickly gained a following with his intimate live performances and powerful vocals, and his music was soon picked up by BBC Introducing Radio 1.
In 2017, Ashby released his debut EP “Golden Arrow,” which was met with critical acclaim and helped establish him as a rising star in the UK indie-folk scene. He followed up with the release of his second EP, “Restless Love,” in 2019.
Throughout his career, Ashby has collaborated with a number of well-known musicians, including Ed Harcourt, Newton Faulkner, and Jack Savoretti. His music has been featured on a number of popular television shows, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Nashville,” and “Love Island.”
With his powerful voice, unique guitar style, and deeply personal songwriting, Tommy Ashby has established himself as one of the most exciting young artists in the UK music scene today.