Reaching out from the depths of his earnest young soul, Paul Thomas Saunders is the singer/songwriter with little life experience but a whole lot of heart.
Consumed by an absolute infatuation with music ever since he was a small child, 20-year-old Leeds-living Tom is an incredible talent with an insatiable appetite for writing, recording and performing solely his own material. Inspired by ethereal themes, rich references and iconic acoustic talents, this emotive young man is making music that transcends genre, time and even gender. Scaling a multitude of tones and techniques; shifting about scores with the gentle ease of an accomplished musician of easily twice his age, some kind of special is taking over.
Releasing debut EP ‘Lilac and Wysteria’ in July, Saunders’ complex sound has stirred up an undercurrent of confusion and excitement amongst critics. Described as “life enhancing” and possessing an “understated delicacy”, his tragic, reverberated vocals swim hazily alongside dramatic and progressive instrumentals. Using each of his songs to tenderly paint a gut wrenchingly honest account of his broken heart, melodically mourning the loss of a past, perfect love, this tortured boy with the bold voice is set for big things. File under epic.
With thanks to gklets.co.uk