Rising Irish star Tim Chadwick releases his brand new single ‘Weakness’ on May 04.
A sparkling contemporary pop song about accepting the things in life that break down your walls, it was produced by Diffusion Lab (Soule, DAY_S) and mixed by John Foyle (Ibeyi, Baio). It’s the first new music from Tim since his 2017 ‘Early Days’ EP, which has racked up over 4 million plays on Spotify.
Influenced by “a love of story-telling and the golden oldies” he grew up with – “Whitney, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bee Gees – the great story tellers” – Tim cut his teeth on the city’s singer-songwriter scene, crafting his big-hearted songs at mid-week shows at venues across the city for a couple of years: “I played anywhere and to anyone who would listen. All around Dublin. Any singer songwriter night – you bet I was there.”
His debut EP ‘Early Days’ revealed a talent – fulsome, honest pop songs with a folk-edge, revealing a ear for a great hook. ‘Blindfolded’ was something of a hit at Irish radio, while ‘Belong’ proved a runaway success online, hitting close to 4 million streams.
He spent 2017 playing shows, writing and listening – and expanding his frame of reference. “I think in the last year I’ve really focused on who I want to be as an artist, rather than just sticking to the singer songwriter genre. I wanted to create music that I listened and danced to and didn’t want to be held down with labels.
“Some of the old influences still ring true for me – but I love a mix of old and new pop, and the latter is a huge influence on what I’m doing now: To name a few – Haim, MUNA, Troye Sivan, Years&Years, Paramore, Christine and the Queens… the list goes on!”