"I've known Liam for four years now and can honestly say I am a true fan. The first time I heard his cover of ‘Bandit’ by Neil Young, I was hooked. You wouldn't expect to hear such maturity and depth in the songs of someone so young, yet there it is.
To be sure, his voice is almost as big as his heart."
-- Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer)
In celebration of the release of his debut Nettwerk album Cicada (out today), Toronto based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb has revealed an official video for lead single “Love Don’t Let Me Down.”
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Jay Joyce (The Wallflowers, Cage The Elephant, Patty Griffin), Cicada is a result of Liam’s journey both personally and as a songwriter over the past couple of years. In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.
Stream Cicada in full on SoundCloud here:
"This is a fresh start," says Liam. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. I make music because I love it."
Liam also announced fall tour dates across Canada supporting Colin James. Tour dates are below.
Listen To A Brief Telling Of The Story Behind "Love Don't Let Me Down" By Titcomb,
Followed By An Acoustic Performance
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb will release his full-length album Cicadaon Nettwerk Records on August 7, 2012. The album's first single, "Love Don't Let Me Down," is available now on iTunes.
Liam released his first album in Canada at the age of 16, and quickly became a presence in his home country, touring alongside established artists like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. However, Cicada is his proper introduction to the rest of the world.
In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.
"This is a fresh start," he says. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. There's no persona. I try to be genuine. I make music because I love it."
Toronto based singer-songwriter Liam Titcomb is set to release "Love Don't Let Me Down," the lead single from his forthcoming Nettwerk debut album, out June 19th. The single comes bundled in a 4-track EP, which is comprised of an acoustic version of the title track, as well as additional songs “Map Of Me” and “Chasing You.”
Listen to "Love Don't Let Me Down" below:
The result of a powerful collaboration with producer Jay Joyce, “Love Don’t Let Me Down” boasts a cinematic storyline driven by shimmering guitars and painted with Titcomb’s signature delivery. The track remains both irresistible and inspiring; a perfect forerunner to Liam’s upcoming full-length debut.
Titcomb is preparing for a handful of Canadian dates, starting May 30th. For a complete list, see below.
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb recently posted a cover of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic" on his social properties. In a message to his fans, Liam wrote, "Wow, what a year of new beginnings… A new record deal with a company that I love… Travelling to Morocco, Nashville Glasgow and London… Writing lots of new songs… Recording a new record that I love… And the occupy movement to boot! It all feels like preparation for the good things yet to come in 2012."
Nettwerk is excited to announce the addition of Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb to its label roster. Liam has toured across Canada with established acts like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. In 2006, he was nominated for the Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Hot AC) for his debut album on Columbia with Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson). He self-released his sophomore album, Can’t Let Go, which was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Patti Griffin, Derek Trucks). He has lived between Nashville and the UK over the past year and is currently working on his third album.
Liam (who is also a recent addition to the Nettwerk Management roster) is set to release a beautiful rendition of the favorite holiday song "Silver Bells" on November 15th in iTunes, with his Nettwerk debut full-length coming in 2012.
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