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Waiting For Smith “As I Saw You Then”

Waiting For Smith is singer/songwriter Harry Lloyd. Formerly a ski instructor in the French Alps, Harry broke his back in two places during avalanche training. Wondering whether he’d survive in the helicopter on the way to the hospital, he had an epiphany that if he was ok that he should dedicate his life to music. After spending a year in bed recuperating and learning to play guitar, he formed Waiting For Smith, named after endlessly waiting for their original drummer Smith, who always failed to show up. Based between Amsterdam and London, Harry is inspired to write about the everyday ups and downs of life, love and the never-ending investigation of who we are and what we’re all doing here. Blending a feel for these two cities, he creates captivating acoustic led electronic pop. 

His latest single “As I Saw You Then” is meant to make you feel like you’re falling in love again for the first time. It’s a reminder of the ability we all have in relationships to refresh our image of the person we love and to drop back into those feelings of discovery for another, so we are almost drunk from it. A wash with a hypnotic, dreamy electric guitar picking pattern and a percussive rhythm section, it aims to give you hope that we all can be truly in love forever. But it must start surely with love for the self. Produced by Jan Schroder & Waiting for Smith in Amsterdam and mixed by Ian Grimble in London (Mumford & Sons, Travis, Manic Street Preachers and Bears Den), the warm, acoustic “As I Saw You Then” emits a feeling of summer tranquility. 

Waiting For Smith has garnered over a million streams on Spotify and extensive radio play including the likes of Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Dermot O’Leary and Jo Whiley on Radio 2, Tom Robinson on 6 Music, Maz Tappuni on Radio X and KROQ and KISS FM in the USA. With over 2000 syncs internationally and features in publications such as British GQ, Rolling Stone India, MTV Germany, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and Holland’s JFK Magazine, Waiting For Smith’s mission is to engulf the world with unforgettable melodies spreading a much-needed message of positivity.

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