Just discovered Tom and I can’t stop listening to his music, especially “another love.” Can’t wait to hear his new ep.
What's the deal with… Tom Odell?
Everything you need to know about the fast-rising Brit Award favourite
Tue Mar 12 2013
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Odell like yodel?
No, like, ‘Oh well’.
Does he yodel?
Also no, but this 22-year-old alt.folkie from Chichester does write, sing and play piano with lots of chart promise.
Ah, like Chris Martin from Coldplay.
To a degree, but Odell is closer to old piano-wielding Wigan favourites Starsailor. His fragile voice often sounds ready to break just before he launches into a heady blues yowl.
Why should I let this particular watery eyed wonder into my life?
This one comes pre-approved. Odell won the Brits Critics’ Choice Award this year and is one of the BBC’s Sounds of 2013. He’s also in favour with US megastar Taylor Swift – the two are rumoured to have been flirting at the Brits.
How do I get a piece of the action?
His debut album ‘Long Way Down’ is out April 15, but he’s also playing a string of shows in London this year, which include Somerset House's Summer Series. Grab your tickets without Odell-ay.
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- Critics choice
This young Chichester singer-songwriter may not be popular with the NME (they hilariously gave his debut album, 'Long Way Down', 0/10) but Odell's delicate, impassioned, piano-led ballads are a hit with the rest of the public, who will undoubtedly remember his dulcet tones from the tearjerking 2014 John Lewis Christmas advert. Now he's on a mission to save the trees of England by touring a bunch of forests, kicking off in Kent's stunning Pinetum.