NEWTON FAULKNER has announced that he will kick off a year celebrating a decade in music with the release of his new single, WISH I COULD WAKE UP, released on 14 December across all platforms. Continuing into next year, his new album THE VERY BEST OF NEWTON FAULKNER … SO FAR, to be released in March 2019, will start an incredible year for him which will include a UK tour during the spring of 2019.
Newton’s highly anticipated new single is a brilliant reminder that there is more to Christmas than the commerciality and that the best gift is often already part of our lives. Talking about the new track Newton says, “This song is about wanting to wake up next to someone special at Christmas, and how that person can make any day, Christmas or not, seem so much better just by being there”.
NEWTON FAULKNER’s 31 track double album, THE VERY BEST OF NEWTON FAULKNER … SO FAR will be released in March 2019 and includes fan favourites such as DREAM CATCH ME, WRITE IT ON YOUR SKIN and CLOUDS alongside three brand new songs all showcasing his songwriting brilliance. In addition, his renowned cover versions will be presented on a second disc including newly recorded live versions of the iconic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and SEND ME ON MY WAY that fans have been requesting for years.
Newton says, “The Best Of feels like a real milestone. I’m so proud of it as a body of work and the second disc was so much fun to make. I love the challenge of covering songs, which is probably reflected in my song choices. For people that have seen me live before, there are some old favourites and there are some tracks no one has ever heard me perform”.
To celebrate the release of the album NEWTON FAULKNER will embark on a run of nationwide tour dates in the spring of 2019 as below. Newton says, “It’s going to be awesome doing a tour where the challenge isn’t to do as much new stuff as possible, but just to do the best set, with the best songs from any point in my career”.
Throughout his immensely successful career, NEWTON FAULKNER has sold over 1.5 million records with over 180 million streams combining to make him one of the UK’s most successful singer songwriters of this millennium.
See him at Leeds Beckett University Students Union on May 1st.