Melbourne’s Thomas Headon taking his relationship lessons to the world
10.09.2021

Melbourne’s Thomas Headon taking his relationship lessons to the world

Thomas Headon

Melbourne-raised burgeoning producer-singer-songwriter Thomas Headon returns today with new single 'Nobody Has To Know'. 

Reminiscent of noughties garage rock bands in teen romcoms, the official video, which is co-directed by Thomas and British photographer Jordan Curtis Hughes also lands today.

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“I wrote ‘Nobody Has To Know’ in London when I was seeing someone, and we kept it cool with no emotional strings attached,” Headon says.
“I often find myself getting into those kinda situations and it gets really messy, but this one felt really fun and was exactly what the two of us wanted at the time. The song follows the innocence of that relationship, but I also wanted it to be a banging tune that was really fun to listen to and play live. It feels so good to finally have it out and moving in this direction, especially now that live shows are coming back and I have teased it to a point where everyone already knows the words.”

Headon was born in London and raised in Melbourne, but dreamt of moving back to the UK to pursue music. Thomas’s mum told him he had a year to get a “proper job” otherwise he would have to return home.

Arriving in London just before the pandemic hit, Thomas started to build a community online with his off-kilter live sessions, tongue-in-cheek charm and songwriting ability.

Learning to write and produce on his own in his late teens, Thomas has already released his self-written and self-produced debut EP, The Greatest Hits, and follow up The Goodbye EP late last year, all before his 20th birthday.

Building an incredibly loyal fanbase over lockdown and amassing 95K followers on Instagram, Thomas’s blend of playful alternative pop that speaks to the Gen-Z experience, has been compared to the likes of the 1975’s Matty Healy.

One of the first artists to curate Spotify’s Our Generation playlist, the 20-year-old has gained over 40 million global streams. His last single ‘Bored’, featuring American singer-songwriter, Lizzy McAlpine, was praised by Thomas’s biggest fan – his mum, as “a pretty cute song”, and he also recently featured on Melbourne-based multi-hyphenate G Flip’s single ‘Not Even In Vegas‘, a track which was written about the silver linings of the pandemic. 

Already performing a charmingly energetic live session on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show and at his first UK festival Reading & Leads, Thomas has also sold out two headline shows at London’s Heaven on a 17-date run, which follows the “Living Room Shows” tour, where he played an intimate acoustic series to thousands of fans across the UK.

Rising Detroit star Chloe Moriondo has also invited him on her 11-date USA tour next month and he is set to tour with Sigrid in 2022. 

The track is available everywhere now via Warner Records UK.