Tom Aspaul Runs Himself Ragged on ‘Burnt Out': Premiere
Tom Aspaul's already begun making a name for himself in the pop industry behind the boards as a songwriter, penning cuts for the likes of everyone from Kylie Minogue ("Feels So Good," which was originally his own track "Indiana") to AlunaGeorge ("Mediator") to Little Boots ("Working Girl") to LIZ's Cross Your Heart mixtape ("Want U To Hate Me"), which we've been loving on this week.
After guesting on XYConstant's immensely catchy "Do It Well" last year and releasing a string of songs, including September's "Never Complaining," the UK-based singer-songwriter's now formally stepping out as an artist in his own right.
"Burnt Out" is the second offering from LEFT, Aspaul's debut EP due out on November 4 via BLK-WHT Records.
Produced by Tim Deal (The Dealer), who previously worked on cuts for the almighty Girls Aloud ("Something New") and The Saturdays ("All Fired Up"), the track was one of the first songs Aspaul wrote after moving to Londontown, and “is about how London changes whoever moves here...at some point, everyone becomes burnt out." (And yes, hardcore MKS/Sugababes fans might remember when a very early demo version of the track sung by the girls first surfaced over two years ago.)
"I dress up for you, made a change or two / You don't love me still / I got sick on you, I got sick of you," he sadly croons above the shuffling electronic beats. (Messy!) "Burnt out like a car, I'm surprised we made it this far / We should really get it together..." Sounds like someone needs a vacation toni-i-ght. Luckily, the danceable, breezy bop provides enough of a mental getaway in the meantime.
Listen to "Burnt Out," the latest from LEFT which features collaborations with MNEK, Dan Traynor (GRADES) and newcomer Chris Hutchings, up top.
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