Celebrated British singer songwriter Tom Odell will release his sophomore album ‘Wrong Crowd’ in early June.
The singer, who released his debut album ‘Long Way Down’ in 2013, won the Brit Awards’ Critic’s Choice Award in that same year, was nominated in the BBC’s prestigious ‘Sound Of 2013’ poll and scored nominations in the following year’s Brit Awards off the back of the No.1 success of said LP.
He also picked up the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year in 2014.
But for all of his success in his homeland – and in various territories throughout Europe – that success didn’t quite translate to the other side of the world, where ‘Long Way Down’ peaked at No.66 on our albums chart here in Australia.
Sony Music no doubt hopes the tide will turn in 2016 with ‘Wrong Crowd’.
“I wanted the songs to sound big and dramatic; big strings and melodies emphasizing the songs further – rich in musicality and holding nothing back,” Tom says of the new LP. “The album follows a narrative of a man held at ransom by his childhood, yearning for it, yearning for nature- a desire for innocence in this perverse world in which he now lives. It’s a fictional story but the emotions and feelings are obviously ones I have felt – though the stories are elaborated and exaggerated. I wanted to create a world with a heightened sense of reality.”
The album will be released in 11 track standard and 15 track deluxe editions and is available for pre-order now, with the album’s opening (title) song being used as the grat track.
‘Wrong Crowd’ will be released on Friday June 10.
01. Wrong Crowd
06. Still Getting Used to Being On My Own
10. Here I Am
12. She Don’t Belong To Me (Deluxe Edition)
13. Mystery (Deluxe Edition)
14. Entertainment (Deluxe Edition)
15. I Thought I Knew What Love Was (Deluxe Edition)