A BUSKER who received a shout-out from pop star Justin Bieber has announced a new “mini album.”

In an announcement on Twitter, Brighton-born Sam Tompkins said ‘Who Do You Pray To?’ is his “biggest, most special and honest body of work yet.”

Addressing his fans on the social platform, he said: “This took so so long to make, but I am so tremendously proud of it. I know you’re all gonna [sic] love it.

“This is the first time I have ever released something physical, so I’m excited to see you holding this little project of mine.”

The track list includes his recent release (w)hole, which attracted praise from Justin Bieber - one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

The Canadian singer gave a shout-out to the busker to his 188 million followers on Instagram to listen to the single.

In a previous interview with The Argus, Sam said being recognised in that way by the Grammy-award winning singer was “an honour.”

He said: “Justin was my number one idol growing up. To get that recognition from him is a blessing and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

The song, released in August, explores Sam’s feelings about the current state of the world.

“At times, it does feel hopeless and when you look around there is so much dividing us with one another, but the only way to get things back on track is to work together,” he said.

Sam teased the announcement earlier this week as the “biggest announcement of my career to date.”

The “mini album” will come out on February 4 next year and is available for pre-order now. Fans are able to purchase it in vinyl, CD and even cassette form.

Sam is set to embark on a nationwide tour, which will include a return to his hometown for a sold out gig at Concorde 2 next Thursday (October 14).

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