Tebbitt to Release New Single ‘Hurt You’
If you’ve ever ended a relationship too early and had regrets you’ll see yourself in ‘Hurt You’, the latest single from Tebbitt.
More than an apology song about a break up, it’s an explanation of a poor decision and a hopeful invitation to a second chance. “The song is about a premature breakup, before hopefully getting together again,” explains Tebbitt. The indie-pop single will be released to streaming platforms on 9 November and can be pre-saved now.
Tebbitt is the mononym of James Tebbitt, whose layered voice carries the melody of ‘Hurt You’ over delicate synth riffs, understated drum loops, and bass guitar. With inspiration from indie-soul artists Jungle and Jai Paul to electronic duo Mount Kimbie, the production on ‘Hurt You’ is intentionally minimal. The song follows the release of Tebbitt’s first solo single, ‘Closer’ last May.
As the lead guitarist in the Irish-Canadian band ROMES (f.k.a. Nightbox), the Wicklow-born musician was based in Toronto with the band for 9 years. ROMES was signed to Five Seven Music and released an EP and an album produced by Grammy-nominated Tony Hoffer (Beck). James co-wrote charting songs ‘Tryna Be’ which appeared in EA Sports Madden NFL 17 game and ‘Believe’ which was featured in TNT network’s 2017 NBA Playoff coverage. ROMES toured the U.S.A., Canada, and the U.K. and supported The Strokes, Ellie Goulding, and Death From Above 1979, among others.
The decision to leave the bandmates he’d played with for well over 10 years and return to Ireland coincided with the start of the pandemic. The ensuing isolation gave Tebbitt the time and space he needed to work through the end of that chapter of his life and write on his own. The result is an impeccable collection of 8 new indie-pop songs with Tebbitt taking on all vocals and instrumentation that lean into strong melodies with electronic elements. Tebbitt’s self-produced album “Errands” was mixed and mastered by Paul Vroom in London, Ontario, Canada and will be released in February 2022on his own label, Bitta Jam Records.