RJ Thompson has built a name for himself in recent months as one of the countries strongest up and coming singer-songwriters. In the U.K, he’s just sold out a headline show at The Sage in Newcastle, as well as toured with legendary musician Jools Holland.
He’s not an artist that’s had it all handed to him though, getting his big breakthrough consistently playing grassroots music venues, pubs, and clubs in his native North-East. It was when live-aid organizer Midge Ure saw him playing at a night in Hartlepool, that things really started moving. The moment of fate led to more than 30 shows touring the UK and Europe. Support shows with Gabrielle Aplin, Deacon Blue and Jools Holland (including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall) soon followed as well as several EPs and a live album.
With a sound steeped in rich 80s influence, the earworm anthem Think About You is the latest single to be lifted from RJ’s critically acclaimed debut album Echo Chamber. While RJ is known for marrying contradictions in the sound and lyrical content of his work, for the observational Think About You, he keeps it simple and straight to the point.
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