Tom Misch is very proud to share the video for his new single, Water Baby. Water Baby features friend and collaborator Loyle Carner, and is lifted from Tom’s forthcoming debut album Geography.
The video was shot on location in Ukraine and London, and directed by Georgia Hudson, who has received much praise for her work with Jorja Smith, Glass Animals, and MØ.
Speaking of the filming experience, Tom said: “I’m a pretty keen swimmer and love surfing too, so that largely inspired this song. Me and Loyle chatted about ideas for the video and he mentioned he had been talking to Georgia, who had directed some of his previous videos, about a concept they had in mind involving a frozen lake. The three of us got on a call to talk through some ideas and it all came together.
“It was quite a tough one to shoot but was so worthwhile. Am excited for everyone to see it.”
Geography is released on the 6th April through his own Beyond The Groove label / Kobalt Music Recordings.
Water Baby is the latest in a handful of noteworthy recordings that South London’s favourite young pairing have worked on together, and acts as another timely taster to Tom’s debut album, which has the essence of collaboration at its very heart.
If 2017 was a meteoric year for Carner, expect 2018 to be Misch-shaped, with the lauded artist-producer having already sold-out two nights at The Roundhouse in London for March. All live dates are listed below.
Both Tom and Loyle hail from South London, and are just two of a creative hub of like-minded musicians working together and sharing their talents across their friends’ work. There are numerous musical communities south of the river, but this pool of creativity, that also features the likes of Jordan Rakei, Cosmo Pyke, Carmody, Poppy Ajudha, and Tom’s sister Laura Misch, is noteworthy due to the richness and sheer variety of its talent.
In a world where the stats and numbers game holds such weight, but becomes almost unquantifiable without the context (145 million streams across Spotify and Apple, since you ask), it’s refreshing to hear a young artist that requires neither the context nor the pre-amble to sound so agreeably in his own lane. It’s dynamic, sonically diverse, and agreeably adventurous.
Water Baby is another fascinating moment from an album that promises to be littered with them.
Following Tom’s UK tour in March, he heads to US for a North American tour preceded with performances at this year’s Coachella.
Credit: Charlie Cummings
Watch the video for ‘Water Baby’: