Singer Dylan John Thomas has shared his new single ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’. ‘ If I Didn’t Laugh’ comes after recent single ‘Fever’ was the catalyst for a succession of big moments for the 24-year-old singer-songwriter. He celebrated the track’s release by fulfilling a lifelong ambition when he played a sold-out Glasgow Barrowland show and has since made his Glastonbury debut and played shows as a guest to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners and Stereophonics.
Mentored by Gerry Cinnamon, Dylan’s latest accomplishments add to previous achievements which have included gigs with Sam Fender and Liam Gallagher.
‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ was written by Dylan John Thomas. He produced and mixed the track with Rich Turvey
The unflinchingly honest, first-person perspectives that make Dylan’s songwriting so engaging reach new heights on ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’.
Dylan looks back at the summers of his childhood. Living in foster care and separated from his siblings, he looks back and concludes “If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry.” But in contrast to the social realism of the lyrics, the song feels unstoppably uplifting. From its earworm whistles to the anthemic hook, ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ feels like a kindred spirit to his cover of ‘Ring of Fire’, the first song he ever learned to play and a highlight of his live shows.
Both ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ and ‘Fever’ will feature on ‘Dylan John Thomas – EP2’, along with two brand new songs in the shape of ‘Now And Then’ and ‘What A Shame’ as well as the opening instrumental ‘Battle of Alesia’.
The EP will be released on 4th November on digital/streaming formats and on limited edition 12” transparent vinyl. Dylan will also tour the UK following the release.
The full list of tour dates are:
10th – Glasgow, TRNSMT
30th – Kendal Calling
28th – Portsmouth, Victorious Festival
18th Aberdeen, Unit 51
19th Dundee, Fat Sams
22nd Newcastle, Boiler Shop
23rd Manchester, Gorilla
24th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26th Liverpool, Arts Loft
27th Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
30th London, Colours
8th Glasgow, Barrowlands
You can pre-order or pre-save the EP HERE.