LA-based Zane Lowe-supported indie-pop artist, Tim Atlas, is today sharing the video for his vivacious new single, ‘Crime of Passion’. Self-produced by Atlas with the assistance of Grant Averill, the new single follows hot on the heels of the Complex-tipped ‘Tangerine’ and is the latest single to be lifted from the new seven-track EP, Together Lonely, which is also out today. The EP will be trailed with a US tour supporting Goldroom, taking in a hometown slot at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles on November 9, 2019. Further UK/EU dates are expected in early 2020 – the forthcoming nine US 2019 shows are below.

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Arriving with a more indie-rock sensibility than previous singles, ‘Crime of Passion’, explores themes of relationships and in particular overturning those previous inhibitions and insecurities that prevented perseverance in making them last. “This one is a song of assurance,” says Tim of the track that sonically cuts a groove also forged by the likes of Real Estate and Beach Fossils. “This confidence I have in this specific relationship isn’t something I’d normally possess, but a crime of passion is the notion that I’d do whatever it took to be in that person’s life.” 

Together Lonely is a seven-track exploration of social anxiety and Tim’s introverted personality. Sonically, the EP navigates its way through syrupy electronics, drawing on a scintillating network of R&B-infused indie-pop and woozy atmospherics. Thematically, Atlas draws heavily on colour as representative of different auras, with orange being representative of someone understated and quiet whilst being the most beautiful and compelling. The collection is intended as a bonding exercise between similar lonely and introverted souls across the globe. Drawing on his experience as being a musician navigating the demands of an outgoing and social discipline, Atlas offers a reminder that whatever energy — whatever color — you give, is perfect.

Tim earned support from tastemaker blogs (Hunger, Clash, EARMILK, etc.) across North America and the UK for his 2018 debut EP All Talk! who likened him Rex Orange County and Toro y Moi for his sultry vocals and Neo-soul soundscape. The EP went on to secure significant playlisting across Spotify (New Music Friday, All New Indie, Indie Chillout) and amass over 25 million streams all-in-all, Tim then embarked upon a debut global headline tour in early 2019.