After a whirlwind of success in 2022, British singer-songwriter Sam Tompkins enters the new year with his most infectious single to date, “Die For Someone.” Known for his emotional, stripped-back tunes, Tompkins picks up the pace a little, delivering a mini anthem that will have you singing its chorus after at least two listens.
Written about the idea of wanting to fall in love, Tompkins questions whether jumping into a new relationship is a good idea. In the chorus, he sings, “I gotta find somebody to lose already / No, I can’t sit still because I’ll get buried / Got my hopes up now but I ain’t got many, no / I wanna die for someone.”
In his own words, Tompkins has given an insight into what inspired the track. “You know that feeling where you’re just like: I kinda wanna fall in love, but I’m also scared to do it because of what happened last time?” he said in his press release, adding, “‘Die For Someone’ is the soundtrack to that feeling.”
Just a few days since dropping the song and Tompkins has been made the cover star for Spotify’s New Pop UK playlist, the first time ever in his career. “been making music ten years now. today for the first time ever i’ve been made a cover star on a playlist on spotify. i’ve been waiting for this for a long time & for it to be the cover of “new pop uk” is extra special,” he humbly shared in a tweet. “so happy tonight i can’t tell you. thank you @spotifyuk.”
“Die For Someone” is just a taste of what Tompkins has to offer for the rest of the year. After making music over the past decade, accumulating a total of over 130 million global streams, and building up a loyal fanbase that has allowed him to maintain 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, he is now more than ready to put out his long-awaited debut studio album.
If the reception to his previous material is anything to go by, he is about to make a lot of noise with what’s to come. In addition to his song “Whole” being sampled by Yung Bleu and Nicki Minaj on their US Hot 100 charting single “Love in the Way,” he has been invited to perform with Justin Bieber, as well as enjoy studio sessions with him, received many co-signs from Elton John, Bebe Rexha, Drake, and Sam Smith, and sold out back-to-back live shows. His 7-track EP, Who Do You Pray To?, also debuted in the UK top 10 at No. 7.