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Tom Williams teams up with a bunch of 8-year-olds for his new 'It’s Dark Now' video

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Published: 12:50 pm, March 06, 2019Words: Sam Taylor.
Tom Williams teams up with a bunch of 8-year-olds for his new 'It’s Dark Now' video

Tom Williams has released a new video for ‘It’s Dark Now’.

The singer-songwriter teaches guitar and songwriting at five schools in Kent, and he asked some of his pupils at Woodlands Primary School in Tonbridge to star in the video.

“I’ve taught guitar and songwriting for 8 years,” says Williams. “Getting back from touring at 2/3 in the morning and up again for teaching at 6 can take it out of you, but teaching primary school children can be especially entertaining when they know you’re exhausted! I’ve wanted to combine my two worlds of teaching and making music for a long time, and the idea for the video came about as a natural extension of the new album’s title ‘What Did You Want To Be?’ and the whole notion of exploring your childhood aspirations.

“I love how the video turned out, all filmed in a single day at Woodlands Primary School in Tonbridge. Each pupil had half an hour on camera and were played a variety of music while eating lots of sweets. Some students were rambunctious, some were quiet and thoughtful. Some danced and jumped and shouted and some quietly listened and chewed Haribo. It was such a great day and so rewarding to that combine that side of my life with the other. One 8-year-old pupil said to me as he left, 'I can’t believe I’m going to be on YouTube, it’s a dream come true!'"

Williams’ new album ‘What Did You Want To Be?’ will be released 29th March.

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