Tom Jones has shared his new single 'Pop Star'.
The Welsh icon will release new album 'Surrounded By Time', a mixture of carefully chosen covers and original material.
Ethan Johns returns as producer, with Tom exploring the stripped back palette that has marked his solo work for a decade now.
New song 'Pop Star' nudges him in a different direction, contrasting Tom's early chart hits with a modern feel.
The clever imagery picks apart the brash layers of pop success, adding another dimension to his work.
"To me, ‘Pop Star’ is all about the excitement I felt at the time of my first success, and I imagine that a great many bands and artists feel the same when things start to happen for them,. To get your first TV records out there, to be on TV for the first time, to get your first important gigs, and to go to the bank with your first earnings… what could be better than that? This track contains all that fantastic energy and brings back great memories for me.”
He adds: “You know, I wasn’t so well a couple of years ago. When I came out of hospital, I saw the doctor and he said that, taking my age into account, it was time to slow down. Well, really, that was like a red rag to a bull.”
A bubbling pop song that packs a punch, 'Pop Star' practically explodes with energy - check out the video below.
'Surrounded By Time' will be released on April 23rd - pre-order it HERE.
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