Tommy Newport, a rising singer, songwriter, and producer has released a new song “Yellow Lines”. The song is full of groovy, pick bass, and trippy guitars, creating the ultimate funky feel. It’s the perfect song that you will not want to stop listening to.
Produced by Newport alongside his frequent collaborator 4h Pyramid (Black Eyed Peas, Wu-Tang Clan), the song oozes a similar brit rock essence similar to the likes of The Rolling Stones, whose album Some Girls played a large inspiration. The funky dance-pop elements of the song bring to mind the likes of the Gorillaz. Newport says, “My battle, like so many other artists, is the constant evolution of my sound and wanting to always try new things. I prefer to exist in many different worlds sonically at ones.” Having dabbled in a variety of genres, “Yellow Lines” shows just how versatile Newport is within his music, giving us a new funky and hallucinogenic track.
“Yellow Lines” encapsulates the feeling of losing focus on the highway, and getting that quick jolt to keep your eyes on the road once you’ve ever so slightly crossed over those yellow lines. It’s the battle of trying to keep your eyes open as life and the world seem to breeze past. The music video for the new single speaks to these sentiments as well. The video was self-shot and directed by Newport and 4th Pyramid in Los Angeles. It’s fast-paced, cinematic, and raw—just like the song itself.
“All you want is a state of mind that keeps you hovering across this yellow line / All you need is a little love, to keep you moving on, and you’ll be fine.”
Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport relocated to the United States before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. After picking up the guitar as a teenager to ease the boredom that comes with the idyllic, but monotonous life in the Midwest, Newport submerged himself into music and hasn’t looked back since.
Newport has earned notable early co-signs from the likes of BadBadNotGood and Giles Peterson. He has been featured in a variety of television shows, including HBO’s hit TV show Ballers, Netflix’s original series What/If, TBS’ popular show Search Party, Amy Schumer’s documentary Expecting Amy, as well as the hit TV show The Sinner. He has also scored the latest ad campaign for Apple’s iPad. The rising singer, songwriter, and producer has been recognized for his infectious performance on the internationally renowned YouTube series COLORS. His astounding live performance has led to over one million streams and the likes of Clash, DIY Mag, Hypebeast, High Snobiety, Beats 1 Radio, and Flaunt Magazine have all recently been touting Newport as the next big thing. He was handpicked by Sticky Fingers to support the sold-out North American leg of their tour in the spring of 2019, and he has also headlined his own tours across the US and Europe.
Tommy Newport is a relentless artist that is a force to be reckoned with, with “Yellow Lines” now available worldwide. Make sure to check it out, it is definitely a song you are going to want to have on replay.
Author: Ashley Lawton