Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport relocated to the United States with his family at six years old where he bounced around from Dallas to Seattle before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. After picking up the guitar as a teenager to ease the boredom that comes with the idyllic, but monotonous life in the Midwest, Newport submerged himself into music and hasn’t looked back since.
His latest single “Bubblegum” is a rosy pink love song using the metaphor of candy to get the sweet message across. Newport shares, “Bubblegum is a love song about wanting to be wrapped up together like a piece of candy and keep all the sweetness inside. I wanted to end the summer with a lighthearted and upbeat anthem that had pure good vibes. The message on this one is simple: Love is sweet.”
Giving off a Glass Animals aura with restrained, prowling production alongside falsetto vocals and grooving basslines, this track is an understated funky explosion of cool. “Bubblegum” feels dreamy and amorous in the vibrant, balanced wash of calm and uplifting vibes. The high-frequency single circles around strong guitar motifs and muffled tones dropping in and out around Newport’s impressive vocal range.
At only 18 years old, Newport released his debut single, “I Forgive You”, which rapidly amassed millions of streams. His astounding live performance of “Movie Screen” on the internationally renowned YouTube series COLORS has led to millions of more streams and the likes of Hypebeast, High Snobiety, Beats 1 and Pigeons & Planes all touting Newport as the next big thing. He has been featured in a variety of television shows, including HBO’s hit TV show Ballers, Netflix’s original series What/If, TBS’ popular TV show Search Party, Amy Schumer’s documentary Expecting Amy, as well as the hit TV show The Sinner. He has also scored the latest ad campaign for Apple’s iPad, as well as recently teaming up with Atlanta natives EARTHGANG, for the release of his single “Stargazer.”