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North-East singer-songwriter, RJ Thompson returns from his hiatus to release, Kids, the first single from his new album and premiered for the first time on NARC. The talented solo artist who recently supported Jools Holland at the Royal Albert Hall, has spent the last 6 months co-producing his new music, which references sounds of his childhood with a stance on modern life and socio-political issues.

RJ tells us more about the track…

“I had a pretty clear vision when I started writing again. I wanted everything to be very autobiographical. Very honest. This was one of the first tracks that came out of my first writing session. It follows the story of my relationship with my wife… we’ve been together since we were kids, been through literally everything that life throws at us together. But we still feel like two kids. I’ve never really felt like a “proper” grown up. It also touches on a few mental-health-related things, which is a subject that crops up throughout a lot of my new songs. Stylistically, this is the first time I’ve really had a proper hands-on role in the production process, alongside my co-producer Adam Sinclair. I wanted these new tracks to feel like you are looking at an old photograph. Nostalgic but with a modern twist.”

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