Cooking Vinyl

Tom Bailey – Come So Far. First single in over two decades.

Come So Far is the new single from Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) released June 17th on Cooking Vinyl. The single will be released as a limited edition red 7” vinyl. Limited to 1000 units, all vinyl will be numbered and signed by Tom Bailey. The single will also be available as a digital download.

The single is inspired by the current refugee crisis, with all profits going to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Written from the perspective of a refugee, the song is a moving portrayal of a refugee abandoning their home and moving in to the unknown. Tom explains how Come So Far came to be released as a single.

“Like many artists, I respond to events in the world around me and, one day a year or so ago, I heard the harrowing story of a young man who had fled conflict in his homeland. On the advice of his mother, he attempted to make a long, dangerous (and illegal) journey across Europe to find a future free of the troubles which had beset his people. After three years, he managed to arrive in London. It was an almost mythically ideal destination for him, yet he struggled to come to terms with the shortfall between dreams of a safe and secure future and the harsh realities of his new life as an illegal immigrant.

This, of course, is just one story of the millions which could currently be told. But, in a way it stands for them all and, for me, it became the beginning of a song about the struggle of those who find themselves in such dire need, and how we all bear some responsibility in finding solutions.” – Tom Bailey


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