Singing away dark clouds in favour of silver linings. The Lathums have just dropped a brand new single, ‘Thoughts Of A Child,’ amidst a European tour with Louis Tomlinson. The track is the band’s first new music since claiming their second Official UK Charts Number One album back in March with From Nothing To A Little Bit More.
‘Thoughts Of A Child’ has already made its way onto the band’s live set as they tour from Helsinki to a late-October finish in Zurich, rounding off a year that has also seen them perform in front of 10,000 people at their own headline show at Castlefield Arena and steal hearts at Glastonbury with a blistering coming-of-age performance on The Other Stage.
Blessed with hard-won wisdom and wishing all the good things in the world around him, philosophical singer-songwriter Alex Moore invites listeners to take another hand-held stroll through his glowing world of courage, faith and gentle defiance on Thoughts Of A Child. Swelling, swirling and ebbing from hushed acoustic intimacy to air-punching, arms-around-your-neighbour choruses, the song’s sense and celebration of change – from lost teen to pop star, heartbreak to new love, despair to hope – reaffirms both The Lathums’ unadulterated worldview and assured artistic confidence.
Elaborating on the new release, Moore said; “We’ve all been told before that we, for some reason, aren’t good enough. We don’t look a certain way or our interests are futile and unachievable. Then, one day, something or someone just turns your world the right way up. A partner, friend, a community. Maybe a new job, or is it the sun choosing to shine on you? An angel sent to your underserving hands that just makes everything feel right again with the happiness and purity we feel when we are children. For some reason we lose it along the way. But together we can find it again.”
The Lathums celebrated joining the club of British bands able to celebrate back-to-back Number One chart successes, putting them in the company of The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys and Blossoms, as their second studio album hit the top spot earlier this year. From Nothing To A Little Bit More followed the phenomenal success of their 2021 debut, How Beautiful Life Can Be, which had catapulted them from pub gigs to festival main stages in a blaze of early, richly-deserved hype.
Invited to pick up a comprehensive wide-tour support by the former One Direction star himself, The Lathums trip overseas in Louis Tomlinson’s company follows last year’s support tour around some of the same continental cities with legendary US indie heroes, The Killers. That tour famously led to Moore joining Brandon Flowers and The Killers on stage to duet their live cover of The Lathums’ How Beautiful Life Can Be.
With no imminent UK dates planned following a year of significant milestones at home, including celebratory indoor dates at London’s Roundhouse and Manchester’s Albert Hall to add to their summer outdoor exploits, all upcoming European live appearances by The Lathums are as follows:
- Sun 1 Oct Bilbao Arena Miribilla, Bilbao
- Tue 3 Oct Altice Arena, Lisbon
- Thu 5 Oct Wizink Centre, Madrid
- Fri 6 Oct Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
- Sun 8 Oct Pala Alpitour, Turin
- Mon 9 Oct Unipol Arena, Bologna
- Wed 11 Oct Rockhall, Esch-Sur-Alzette
- Thu 12 Oct Sportpaleis, Antwerp
- Sat 14 Oct Accor Arena, Paris, France
- Sun 15 Oct Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
- Mon 17 Oct Lanxess Arena, Cologne
- Wed 19 Oct O2 Arena, Prague
- Thu 20 Oct Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
- Sat 22 Oct Olympic Stadium, Munich
- Sun 23 Oct Hallen Stadium, Zürich
- Sat 2 Dec Paradiso, Amsterdam*
*The Lathums headline show
For all live listings and ticket information visit the band’s website at www.thelathums.com.