Liam Cromby Releases ‘Feel The Same’ Today Ahead Of Debut Solo Album (Out Dec 1)
LIAM CROMBY RELEASES ‘FEEL THE SAME’ TODAY AHEAD OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM (OUT DEC 1)
WHAT CAN I TRUST IF I CAN’T TRUST TRUE LOVE AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
Tickets for UK and Germany Headline tour available to purchase here
Credit: Basia Krasowska
LONDON, U.K. – (27 October, 2023) – British singer-songwriter Liam Cromby, has today released ‘Feel The Same’ ahead of his forthcoming debut solo album What Can I Trust, If I Can’t Trust True Love, due for release on December 1st 2023 – available to pre-save/pre-add here.
The release follows last month’s announcement of Cromby’s headline UK and German tour. Kicking off with a hometown show in Loughton, Essex, the tour will also see Liam playing full-band shows in Kingston and Liverpool, together with acoustic record-store shows at Banquet Records, Kingston, and Vinyl Whistle, Leeds, followed by a run of solo shows in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Tickets are available to purchase here.
Speaking about ‘Feel The Same’ Liam shares, “this is a song that reflects on the past, specifically my time in We Are The Ocean. Some of my favourite memories of being in a band was living life on the road, travelling from show to show. This song reminds me to be grateful for the past and the present, and to trust that everything that has happened in our lives has led us to this point and that I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”
Cromby continues, “this song was one of the first songs to be written for the album and came too in a writing session with UK Country act Holloway Road. Some time had passed but I still grieved the end of WATO. Writing this song helped me move on with a positive step and hope in my heart.”
Since revealing the first taste of new music in March, with the release of ‘Here I Am’ – accompanied only by a contemplative, artful film featuring an elaborate dance between two performers – followed by ‘Breakdown’, and last month, ‘At This Table’, this new phase of his career is already off to an impressive start. With early airplay from BBC Introducing, Absolute Radio Country, Kerrang! Radio and CountryLine Radio among others, Cromby was invited to play at the prestigious Black Deer Festival of Americana this past summer, and has shared the stage with Brandy Clark, Drake White, Elles Bailey and Bella White.
WhenWe Are The Ocean broke up in 2017 – after ten years on the road and consistent support from national radio and press such as BBC Radio 1, NME and Kerrang – Cromby found himself at crossroads, with every path seemingly leading away from his true passion, music.
When a day job took him to Nashville, Tennessee in 2019, he took the opportunity to immerse himself in Music City, and started connecting with like-minded musicians and songwriters.
His lyrics, whether in the heavy, four-piece rock band setting of his former life, or in the more soulful, acoustic-led songs of his solo work, have frequently touched on deep topics, often reflecting on the meaning of life itself, and a search for a sense of purpose. With the release of What Can I Trust, If I Can’t Trust True Love, he hopes to reach other people asking similar questions, and it’s clear that the music is already starting to find its way into their lives.
Upcoming UK/European Shows – tickets on sale here:
Sat., 11 Nov. – Country In The Afternoon festival, London
Fri., 1 Dec. – Royal British Legion | Loughton
Sun., 3 Dec. – Banquet Records | Kingston* (TIME TBC)
Sun., 3 Dec. – The Fighting Cocks | Kingston
Tues., 5 Dec. – Vinyl Whistle | Leeds* (TIME TBC)
Fri., 8 Dec. – Round The Corner | Liverpool
Mon., 22 Jan. – Barbobu | Berlin*
Tues., 23 Jan. – Freundlich + Kompetent | Hamburg*
Weds., 24 Jan. – Blue Shell | Cologne*
Thurs., 25 Jan. – Glockenbachwerkstatt | Munich*
(*Solo acoustic performance)
ABOUT LIAM CROMBY:
Since Liam Cromby shared the first taste of new solo music in March 2023, with the release of ‘Here I Am’ – produced by longtime collaborator Peter Miles (The Wandering Hearts, Elles Bailey, Seth Lakeman), and accompanied only by a contemplative, artful music video featuring an elaborate dance between two performers – followed by ‘Breakdown’ and ‘At This Table’, this new phase of his career is already off to an impressive start.
Known for his work as the lead singer and songwriter of We Are The Ocean until 2017, he’s already spent years on the road as a touring artist, with the band playing headline shows and festival appearances in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA; and enjoyed consistent support from national radio and press such as BBC Radio 1, NME and Kerrang.
When Liam found himself in Nashville, Tennessee in 2019, he took the opportunity to start connecting with like-minded musicians and songwriters. More importantly, though, the trip had the side effect of reigniting his love for authentic, honest songwriting. Having grown up in a musical family, listening to classic country artists like Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, his time in Music City reminded himself of their influence on his own writing, highlighting that the key ingredients of a good song are often the same, regardless of genre or context.
More music and live dates are on the way from Liam Cromby later in the year.