Tom Read Releases Latest Single 'Borderless' Ahead of New EP

Oct 24 2019

Tom Read, a singer/songwriter and producer based in Oxford, UK, has released his new single 'Borderless' ahead of his new 'Reorient' EP. After the success of 2018's 'Lament' EP, Tom Read returns with a fresh batch of songs - spearheaded by a powerful protest anthem - the alt-pop infused first single 'Borderless' in partnership with Bespoke Records.

The next step in his creative journey - this is an exploration of rarely discussed themes, issues that Tom (as ever) has no problem in tackling head on. 'Borderless' is no exception- setting the tone for this exciting batch of songs, released month-by-month. It’s an upbeat, alternative-pop fuelled call to action- one that couldn’t come at a more appropriate time given the current divisive political landscape.

It has always been the role of art to ask questions of the establishment, and 'Borderless' doesn’t shy away from this duty. "This song is a protest against tribalism, and those that would seek to divide us up" Tom reflects, "What if we choose not to accept those borders and the walls that have been put up between us. Whether you take these words literally or figuratively, I believe that our hope can be found in unity."

Tom has been outputting fresh creativity for the church for over a decade- in more recent years including songs such as ‘Gravity’ (featured on Integrity’s Ultimate Worship 2016) and ‘You Restore My Soul’ (title track of the New Wine 2018 live album). Lament EP garnered widespread critical acclaim, emphasised by editorial placements on Spotify’s New Music Friday Chritsian, Worship Now and Top Christian playlists.

'Borderless' was produced by Henry Marsden (Worship Central, Jake Isaac), mixed by Jonny Bird (Martin Smith, Bright City) and mastered by Drew Lavyne at All Digital Mastering.

"Tom has always pushed the boundaries of creativity with his songwriting", said Henry Marsden. "He’s not afraid of asking deep questions that delve to the core of what it means to be human- exploring things that we all wrestle with (that ultimately can also unite us). ‘Borderless’ is no exception- the whole Reorient EP asks tough questions, yet even goes further to suggest where we can look for solutions. It’s his rawness and authenticity that make him such a compelling songwriter- his willingness to grapple with difficult subjects. This is a fantastic body of work- and it’s been a rewarding process helping Tom bring the vision to life."

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