Ward Thomas ‘No Filter’ New Single Out December 7th
New Album ‘Restless Minds’ Out February 1st 15 Date Spring UK Tour – Wandering Hearts announced as support
Rising stars Ward Thomas, twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy, release their new single ‘No Filter’ on Friday 7th December, one of the standout tracks on their wonderful forthcoming album ‘Restless Minds’ (on WTW Music/Sony Music) released on 1st February 2019. ‘No Filter’ is available on all platforms from today.
Written with frequent collaborators, Jessica Sharman and Rebekah Powell, ‘No Filter’ is a classic modern day anthem. “It’s all about being our true selves, and standing up for what we believe in. Instead of being shackled by the pressures to conform, the song is about having the courage to break free of them,” Catherine says.
Driven by dreamy piano, percussion and electronics before exploding into a huge ‘call to arms’ chorus, ‘No Filter’ was originally inspired by an awkward photo shoot. “We were lying on the floor, with people moving our arms and hair, touching up our make-up and tucking in our clothes to make us look slimmer,” says Lizzy, “Then they all stepped away and told us to look natural!”
“The song is about fake reality – the filter/selfie thing, but it could also be about women at work or even in a relationship. We know as female artists that if we put our foot down at work, we’re sometimes seen as being difficult. If a male artist does the same, it’s because he knows his own mind,” Lizzy adds.
Watch the No Filter lyric video here.
In keeping with their strong opinions, Ward Thomas recently launched their new YouTube series ‘Restless Voices’, a filmed panel discussion with other artists, personalities, activists, and influencers. Episodes so far include discussions about social media and mental health with British songwriters Ed Drewett and Rachel Furner and mindfulness and the power of positive thinking with Frances Quinn, winner of 2013’s Great British Bake Off. Watch ‘Restless Voices’ here.
Ward Thomas have also just announced that UK Country/Americana act Wandering Hearts will join them as support on their recently announced 2019 UK Tour which kicks off on 24th February.