Sir Tom Jones announces new album Surrounded By Time – LISTEN to his first single here
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The Welsh singing legend celebrated his 80th birthday last year and while his tour was postponed, he’s been working on a new album. Sir Tom Jones made the announcement this week on his social media accounts. The new record is called Surrounded By Time and his first single Talking Reality Television Blues, a cover of American country-folk singer Todd Snider’s reflection on Trump, is out now.
Sir Tom wrote: “Last year, during lockdown and after 5 years of enormous person changes, I finally found the need to express myself through my music.
“So I got into the studio with some great friends and musicians and created a new album!
“Who expects what is always so completely unexpected? My personal clock started ticketing in 1940, and with all the magnificent strangeness of life on this planet both speeding up and slowing down, the album is titled Surrounded By Time.”
The 80-year-old shared how each song tells a story that comes from himself and reflects on his own experience at different times.
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Sir Tom continued: “It’s been a helluva ride, and I am really, really proud of this record.
“It’s a great listen and I hope you take a moment to give it some Time.
“Come along with me on this storybook ride…I guarantee you’ll love it! TOM.”
The new album also features covers of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and more.
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Surrounded By Time is released on April 23 and is available for pre-order now.
At the end of last year, Sir Tom posted his Spotify for Artists stats for 2020 and was very pleased to see that his extensive back catalogue has been streamed millions of times.
In total, Sir Tom was streamed on Spotify 88.7 million times last year, for 3.9 million hours. This was made possible by 14.1 million listeners from 92 countries around the world.
Sir Tom thanked his fans in December and said he was excited for what 2021 will bring.
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Sir Tom wrote: “Music has been there for us all this year!
“It has brought great comfort to me, so it humbling to see so many of you have continued to listen to my tunes throughout 2020, so thank you. Here’s to lots of exciting things to come in 2021!”
Despite being 80-years-old, Sir Tom says he doesn’t intend on retiring anytime soon.
Last summer he told BBC Radio 2: “I don’t want to stop!”
Sir Tom added: “God has been good to me and my voice is still there.
“So as long as it’s there I wanna get up… singing live to people is the thing.”
The star’s postponed UK and European tour will now kick off in Germany from May 19, 2021.
Sir Tom will mainly tour the UK in June, with a few more dates set for July and August.
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