TOM JOSHUA, the singer who first broke into our collective consciousness with “Meteor Showers”, has just released a teaser single, the sweet pop harmonising of “Undergrowth” ahead of an EP of the same name, which will be with us come October 9th.
The new song – watch the surreal imagery of the video, which we’ve included below – is rooted in the surroundings of Tom’s home near Stockton-on-Tees, and was inspired by a surreal dream sequence conceived while out walking the dog.
“I had a pretty vivid dream of me, a little nomad, waking up in the middle of the night with a floor tom on my back, walking around the estates where I live,” Tom said.
“I found a place to set up my drum – a fenced off green in a nearby estate – and started playing.
“Next thing is loads of odd people came out of garages and Biffa bins, skeletons came out of the hedges and the flowerbeds to watch me do some terrible one man drum busking. They seemed overwhelmingly grateful – big bunch of weirdos!”
The video was filmed by fellow north-east creative Jodie Canwell, who’s also worked with Michael Kiwanuka.
She said: “The whole thing felt like a Funny Bones book which I liked to read as a kid and seemed a nicely absurd premise for a video.
“So I amassed a posse of friends and convinced them to take to the streets in the middle of the night in some skeleton outfits I bought on the internet, and a brown paper bag I found in my dad’s office.”