Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Tim Atlas infuses his indie pop music with influences from R&B, jazz, and more. Atlas grew up surrounded by music, joining marching band, jazz band, and drumline while also teaching himself guitar. After graduating with a degree in photography, he worked in recording studios as an engineer. He had an early stint in the alt-rock band April Chase before he released his solo debut EP, 2013's Lost in the Waiting. The six-song set showcased a sound similar to John Mayer and Ed Sheeran filtered through Phoenix or Borns. In 2015, Atlas caught a major break after he was chosen by Gwen Stefani to join her team on the ninth season of television singing competition The Voice. Selected based on his rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Give Me Love," Atlas made it to the seventh episode, where he was absorbed into Pharrell Williams' team. After the show, Atlas went on to release a series of singles that featured more textured production and atmospherics.
In March 2018, Atlas released his next EP, All Talk!. The collection has now been streamed over 25 million times, including 18 million stream on the hit single Compromised, and drew comparisons to artists like Toro y Moi, Tame Impala, and The 1975. The release also drew the attention of Zane Lowe on Beats 1, KCRW, and Alt Radio. Atlas followed the release with a headlining tour across the US and UK including SXSW and The Great Escape festivals. He has also supported No Vacation, The Lagoons, Mating Ritual, and more on tour.
Tim is now excited to share his newest project, Together Lonely. Inspired by periods of isolation and contemplation in his life, this collection is has more nuanced and complex melodies and introspective lyrics. It also features many surprise collaborators— Tim is looking forward to sharing it on November 8, 2019.
Spotify: 30 million + streams
YouTube: 12k subscribers
Summer 2019 headlining tour in US and UK + Great Escape Festival
Oct 2018 headlining tour in UK w. Live Nation
Sept 2018 support tour w. The Lagoons
Plays on Beats 1, KCRW, Alt Radio (KX93.5, WWDC, KOSU)
Spotify Viral Charts, New Music Friday
Apple Music Best of The Week
Partnership with Superdry
"Tim Atlas’ new single “Unwind” provides this exact reminder of why we love music, as he entrances us into serenity…”
- Taryn Cheng, Ones To Watch
"The artist explores a hybrid sound reminiscent of Toro Y Moi and Real Estate on the song, (Compromised) features Atlas playing a languid guitar riff as well as his swooning vocals" - Rachel Vensand, Earmilk
"Endearing pop with an undeniable beat" - Unknown, Diamond Deposits
"It's tunes like these that evoke optimism & adventure, keeping us smiling through carefully mixed indie pop and first-rate vocals.” - Oliver, The Beat Forest