Well known for his 2013 hit single ‘Another Love’, the extremely humble Tom Odell is touring the UK just before his release of the new album Jubilee Road, to be released on October 26th. Jubilee Road includes incredible tracks like ‘Half As Good As You’, ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’ and title track ‘Jubilee Road‘.
Discovered by Lily Allen, Tom was signed by Columbia records after only four gigs. He was the first male to win the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Award in early 2013 and his cover of The Beatles track ‘Real Love’ is instantly recognisable as the audio track to the 2014 John Lewis Christmas advert. Within three days of release, it went straight to 21 in the UK top 40, progressively making it all the way to number seven.
At only 27 years old, Tom’s retro style and melodious music is often written about heartache and, in his words, the ‘inability to sustain a relationship for more than 6 months’. Tom harks back to the iconic seventies ballads of the likes of Elton John – who actually sent him a track-by-track review of his album. Tom writes candidly to produce unique music that portrays raw emotion.
Fans are eager to hear some old favourites, along with songs from the new album performed live for the first time on tour. There is no doubt that Tom’s heartfelt vocals and delicate piano playing will leave the audience of Leeds 02 Academy in awe of his talent. Accompanying support acts on Odell’s UK tour include Max Jury, Picture This and Andy Burrows.
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