Atlanta singer/songwriter global star Teddy Swims returns with a brand new single “Simple Things”
On the track, initially teased on TikTok, delicate acoustic guitar entwines with emotive vocals from Teddy as he celebrates, “The sound of the rain coming down when you fall asleep, it’s the call from a friend that you love, but never get to see”. Joined by his full band, he delivers an impassioned performance in front of a lush backdrop.
Teddy says: “Growing up, both sides of my family were all in the same town for generations and were always so close-knit. As lucky as I was to have that, I found myself sometimes resenting that as a kid, because everyone seemed so complacent and just okay with a simple life. The older I get, the more people in my life I lose, and the more I travel, the more I start to appreciate the simple things in life. This dream I’m chasing has made me realize real fulfilment comes from being truly present and happy within yourself. Making plans and striving for greatness is good for you but don’t be so focused on the future you forget to be present. It’s true what they say, ‘Sometimes, you’ve gotta stop and smell the roses’”.
Unlearning includes “L.I.F.E.”, which was co-written by mega-songwriters Poo Bear (Justin Bieber, Usher) and John Ryan (Maroon 5, John Legend), “Bed On Fire” and the incendiary music video that stars Leila George from TNT’s Animal Kingdom along with fan favourites “Broke” (feat. Thomas Rhett) and “Til I Change Your Mind”.
Teddy started out the year by being named a 2021 “Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone who praise “A boundaryless approach comes through in Dimsdale’s original songs, which blend elements of hip-hop, R&B, country, and classic soul”.