Teddy Thompson

Teddy is an artist we should all know-for the tender sadness of his songs and his plaintive delivery. One listen and your heart is slain.

Most know that Teddy comes from a noble musical family bloodline, the son of folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson (Shoot out the Lights). Richard Thompson is renowned for his vocal strength and most especially acoustic guitar picking acumen. Linda’s voice is well loved for its beauty and potency. Teddy has inherited gifts from both but adds his own Roy Orbison esque vocal octave range and rockabilly vibrato.  Teddy has the songwriting skills to capture romantic longing and nuance of modern love affairs. Included within this article is some of our most beloved Teddy tracks.   Teddy Thompson is skilled enough to cover others like Leonard Cohen, yet his own penned songs is a very good start.  A careful review of Teddy releases, places the album,  “A Piece of What you need,  in our sonic sweet spot. Lyrically, A piece of What you Need, delivers from the first track to last.

 

Teddy Thompson vocal range

According to our database the vocal range of this artist is:

A2 – E4

Song with the LOWEST pitch:
I Don’t Want To Say Goodbye (A2-E4)

Song with the HIGHEST pitch:
I Don’t Want To Say Goodbye (A2-E4)

 

 

 

Teddy Thompson – Where to go from here

Song
Where To Go From Here (Album Version)
Artist
Teddy Thompson
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Verve Forecast); ARESA, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, CMRRA, and 1 Music Rights Societies
Lyrics

The safe lie of the in-between
I never lose but never win
I wait at the edge of life
I want to miss what might surprise
It’s hard to know where to go from here
Hard to know where to go
Time is a waste of me
I’m up at noon for nothing real but I know
Oh, that I’m wasting it
It comes on once, there’s no-repeat
It’s hard to know where to go from here
Hard to know where to go
Turn away, it’s what I choose today
Turn away, is not the same as I give in
It’s hard to know where to go from here
It’s hard to know where to go from here
It is hard to know where to go
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Adam Teddy Thompson
Where to Go From Here lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Tonight, especially right at this very moment this is my favorite Teddy track as it does a right good job of capturing my emotional state right at this very moment. I’ve already played it three times as it does a great job of summing up the mood. Do you feel it too? Give it a listen or two and you soon will be in the same place as me. It’s a waltz, of course, your grandmother could dance to. Soon enough, she would be in Teddy Heaven with you.

 

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Teddy Thompson – Brand New (official video)

Official video for Teddy Thompson’s new single, Brand New. The full “Heartbreaker Please” album will be available worldwide on May 29th, 2020. Video directed by JW Ellington

Song
Brand New
Artist
Teddy Thompson
Album
Brand New
Licensed to YouTube by
The Orchard Music (on behalf of Thirty Tigers), and 1 Music Rights Societies

Brand New

I’ve been sippin’ styrofoam all alone
She never gon’ call when she needs to
Now I got a new bitch on my phone
The other one, she be actin’ brand new
I’ve been sippin’ styrofoam all alone
She never gon’ call when she needs to
Now I got a new bitch on my phone
The other one, she be actin’ brand new
Brand new, the other one, she be actin’ brand new
I can feel it right up in my bones
Every time you say that you hate me
I been out here moving like a Rollin’ Stone
My baby girl tellin’ me I’m crazy
I been contemplatin’, tryna right my wrongs
Wonder why she never calls lately
Sippin’ on this styrofoam, I think I’m gone
I don’t wanna die, my lil’ baby
Shit, I don’t wanna die, my lil’ baby
And every time you come, you say you hate me
Use me, break me
I’ve been sippin’ styrofoam all alone
She never gon’ call when she needs to
Now I got a new bitch on my phone
The other one, she be actin’ brand new
I’ve been sippin’ styrofoam all alone
She never gon’ call when she needs to
Now I got a new bitch on my phone
The other one, she be actin’ brand new
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jaasu Mallory / Mason Sacks / Theodore Oliver Rubin
Brand New lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Garden Sessions: Teddy Thompson – Brand New April 4th, 2019 Underwater Sunshine Festival

 

Called “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation,” by The New York Times, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is a native Englishman who has adopted New York City as his home; famously the son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, he emigrated to the States almost twenty years ago, barely out of his teens, to embark on a career of his own. He was heavily influenced not by folk music but by such artists as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and the Everly Brothers. As NPR reported, “He has said he didn’t listen to any music made after 1959 until he was 16. As a kid, he listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country music exclusively.” This resulted in a unique voice that is at once rock and country, then pop and folk. While music is in his DNA, Thompson sings with his own voice, a powerfully understated, emotional, echoey croon. (The Guardian) Since arriving in the United States, he has released five albums to critical acclaim and has contributed to many works, including his solo “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye” and the duet “King of the Road,” with Rufus Wainwright, from the soundtrack to the Golden Globe- and Bafta-winning film Brokeback Mountain. He has also collaborated on projects with Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Jenni Muldaur, and others. Thompson recorded two solo songs for the soundtrack to the Leonard Cohen tribute I’m Your Man: “Tonight Will be Fine” and “The Future.” He also contributed two songs to the album The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue, a retrospective on the late singer. In 2015, Teddy and his family released the album Family, a collaborative project in which each member of the extended family wrote and recorded two songs–from wherever they live. This meant that recording took place from Los Angeles to London, then the final product was produced by Teddy in New York. It was released in early 2015 under the name Thompson. Thompson is based out of New York City, wherein his free time, he performs with his rockabilly cover band, Poundcake. Teddy Thompson is currently recording his sixth solo studio album.

 

 

 

Music in this video

Song
Heartbreaker Please
Artist
Teddy Thompson
Album
Heartbreaker Please
Licensed to YouTube by
The Orchard Music (on behalf of Thirty Tigers)

Video for the title track of Teddy Thompson’s new album, Heartbreaker Please. The release date is May 8, 2020. Video directed by JW Ellington
 

Transatlantic Sessions 6 2013
Directed by Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain. Recorded at Loch Lomond, Scotland.
House Band: Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, John Doyle, John McCusker, Matheu Watson, Michael McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson and James Mackintosh.

Featuring: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Phil Cunningham, Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Andy Irvine, Sam Lakeman, Dónal Lunny, Allan MacDonald, Ewan McLennan, Karen Matheson, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Aoife O’Donovan and Teddy Thompson.

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Teddy Thompson (w/Mary Chapin Carpenter): “Don’t Know What I Was Thinking” (UK, 2013)

“Transatlantic Sessions 6” (27 September, 2013)

Teddy Thompson,with Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien Delilah

Transatlantic Sessions 6 2013
Directed by Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain. Recorded at Loch Lomond, Scotland.
House Band: Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, John Doyle, John McCusker, Matheu Watson, Michael McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson, and James Mackintosh.

Featuring: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Phil Cunningham, Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Andy Irvine, Sam Lakeman, Dónal Lunny, Allan MacDonald, Ewan McLennan, Karen Matheson, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Aoife O’Donovan, and Teddy Thompson.

Teddy Thompson – Parlor Room Home Sessions May 14 8PM ET

Teddy covers Leonard Cohen
 

 

Ballad of the Absent Mare

 

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Music

Ballad of the Absent Mare · Teddy Thompson

Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen

℗ The Royal Potato Family

Released on: 2017-09-21

Teddy rises to a very high-performance level interpreting Leonard Cohen. This is another fine example.