Ten Tonnes, aka the 22-year-old Ethan Barnett, has added to his momentum by sharing his new single ‘Lucy’.
The track was recently played by BBC Radio 1‘s Annie Mac played as her Hottest Record in the World.
Firmly established as a fan favourite as a regular closer to his live show, it’s a track which distils all of the musician’s finest traits into one song: immediately captivating melodies, an anthemic holler-along hook and his characteristic lovelorn lyrics.
Listen to ‘Lucy’ by Ten Tonnes on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
“I’m so excited to finally properly release this tune,” says Ten Tonnes. “It’s the song that started everything off for me so I’ve always had a special place for it, and it’s become a fan favourite on tour too.”
Ten Tonnes’ debut album, out on May 3, was produced by Hugo White (The Maccabees) and Dan Grech (Wolf Alice, The Killers, Liam Gallagher). They maximised his potential with two different approaches which yielded a free-flowing set of songs with the driving energy of his live shows.
White encouraged him to capture one-take live performances with backing from Maccabees’ duo Rupert Shepherd (bass) and Sam Doyle (drums). Meanwhile, Grech focused on making each part Ten Tonnes recorded (vocals, guitar, bass, keys) as tight as he possibly could.