Teddy Swims releases new single ‘911’
Responding to another banger’s call, genre-scrambling vocal powerhouse Teddy Swims today shares a new single titled “911”. It paves the way for the arrival of his long awaited EP Tough Love, released on January 21, 2022. Pre-order Tough Love here.
The track locks into a stunning groove supported by a punchy bassline, quivering rhythm and funky guitar. Merging the energy of R&B with a touching hook, he urges, “I have to call 911, you can reach me. Because you know I’m the one who needs it.” The momentum oscillates towards a bridge driven by hand strokes as his voice floats in a crescendo of high register.
It comes in the wake of the hymn “Please Turn Green”. The song has taken its global stream count north of the 350 million worldwide streams to date. Meanwhile, its audience has grown to 2 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million TikTok subscribers. Recently he appeared on The Today Show for an interview and performance of “Simple Things”.
Then he hits the road on his Tough Love World Tour. The three-month trek will start in Belfast, UK on February 6, 2022 (purchase tickets here). Check out the full itinerary below.
Born hitmaker Jaten Dimsdale, who first went viral posting covers on social media, released his critically acclaimed debut EP Unlearning in 2021. Rolling Stone praised his “silky voice that slips straight into country , hip-hop and classic soul “. while the American songwriter applauded the rising star’s “arena-worthy hymns”.
The project produced the hit “Bed on Fire”, which was recently made into a duet with country artist Ingrid Andress. Throughout the year, he performed “My Bad” on The Kelly Clarkson Show, “Bed on Fire” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and “Simple Things” on The Late Late Show With James Corden. He also entered the holiday spirit with his EP A Very Teddy Christmas illuminated by his interpretation of “This Christmas”, disguised as Santa Claus.
After devoting his life to music as a child, Atlanta-born Teddy Swims aka Jaten Dimsdale has unassumingly knocked on stardom’s door and claimed decades of hard work in 2019. Streaming covers from a bedroom studio, it has ignited the internet with hundreds of millions of views and over 4 million subscribers. This was only the first step though. Teddy has fashioned a stunning signature style out of soaring soul, intimate R&B, rock energy and hip-hop swagger, all heightened by his breathtaking vocals.
Leaving trend-setters such as the American songwriter, Billboard, Flaunt and Idolator and idols like Shania Twain speechless, Rolling Stone dubbed him “Artist To Watch” in 2021. During that time he went from singing covers of his favorite artists on YouTube to performing his own original music The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Teddy continues to spread his wings by unveiling his first graphic novel in 2021, Teddy Swims: Swimmy and the Valley of the Last Song [Z2 Comics] and hit the road with GRAMMY® Award winner Zac Brown Band for a stadium concert series. In the meantime, he released his critically acclaimed debut EP Unlearning in 2021. However, he’s only picking up the pace with the 2022 EP Tough Love supported by his massive “Tough Love” world tour.
Listen to the new single here:
March 24 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Culture Room
March 25 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
March 27 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
March 29 – Houston, Texas – Warehouse Live
March 30 – Dallas, Texas – Canton Hall
March 31 – Austin, Texas – Scoot Inn
April 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
April 3 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
April 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
April 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
April 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
April 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Large
April 13 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
April 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
April 16 – Chicago, IL – Subway
April 17 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at the Old National Center
April 19 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
April 22 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 23 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
April 27 – Boston, MA – Royale
April 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (TLA)
May 1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 am Club
May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
May 4 – Asheville, NC – Orange peel
May 6 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
May 7 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater