Tim Chadwick tackles self-confidence on his wistful sad-banger I Need To Know: first listen preview

We think you'll be excited to hear the Irish rising star's new single.

If you're a pop music fan, then Tim Chadwick is a definite One To Watch.

The Irish rising star is back with his new single I Need To Know, an electronic sad-banger laden with soulful vocals akin to Sam Sparro and Boy George. If you're into either of Twin Shadow or Troye Sivan, then Tim will be right up your street.

I Need To Know addresses self-confidence in a relationship, having faith in your partner that they're as happy as you are. Tim's breathy, wistful vocals capture that notion perfectly in the transitional bridge: "But you're looking at me as I'm looking at you, I can't tell what you're thinking, you know I never do." The song is a direct call-to-action, asking a partner to reassert their belief in you.

Production was handled by Dubliner production trio Diffusion Lab who have worked alongside fellow Irish newcomers Jafaris and Rocstrong. I Need To Know was mixed by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood who worked on Shawn Mendes' Illuminate album.

If we were to put I Need To Know on a playlist with other recent songs, it would sit alongside Lauv's I'm So Tired, Maybe You're The Reason by The Japanese House and Shura's BKLYNLDN. Get excited to press play on Tim, and see him perform on April 15, opening for Billy Lockett at Whelan's in Dublin.

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