Watch List: Tom Crouch Speaks From His Soul To Yours
Every now and again there come those moments of musical discovery that seem to resonate on a deeper level. Such moments remind of the power of musical expression to acknowledge, connect and reflect the humanity that we all share; such moments remind that there can be no more compelling or profound calling for an artist than to speak from, and to, the soul. From the moment his guitar begins its poignant musing and the falsetto-flecked sensitivity of his tenderly emotive voice offers its comforting embrace, U.K singer-songwriter Tom Crouch proves with 'Safe In My Arms' that, for him, speaking from his soul to ours is as essential and as intuitive as breathing.
Displaying an intimately perceptive understanding of the insecurities and vulnerabilities that can thwart the embracing of an outreached hand, Crouch showcases an emotionally eloquent instinct for songwriting that is as personally revelatory as it is universally resonant. His voice flush with a soul-soothing tone that finds itself articulated through the most fragile of sensitivities and the surging urgency of impassioned exclamations, Crouch seemingly loses himself in the current of emotion that swirls in his soul with an absorbing, heartfelt authenticity.
Having toured as a keyboardist and guitarist for Gabrielle Aplin, and with numerous London shows under his belt, he has in recent times been working both in L.A. and at home on an EP of material written over the last few years. And, with the kind of instinctive talent and moving lyricism that Crouch has already displayed, it would seem likely that it will have been well worth the wait.