TOM ODELL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM WRONG CROWD ON JUNE 10 ON RCA RECORDS, THE FOLLOW UP TO HIS MILLION-SELLING DEBUT LONG WAY DOWN
TODAY ANNOUNCES INTIMATE NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES SHOWS IN EARLY MAY AND EUROPEAN RUN IN APRIL
THE VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “WRONG CROWD” IS AVAILABLE NOW — CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW!
(New York- April 4, 2016) Tom Odell will release his second album WRONG CROWD on June 10 via RCA Records. The album, available for pre-order now, and is the follow up his 2013’s million selling, #1 UK debuting album Long Way Down. Long Way Down, his debut album was met with tremendous critical reaction and earned him the highly prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year and the Brits Critics’ Choice Award.
WRONG CROWD consists of 11 songs and 4 bonus tracks. Fans who pre-order of the album will receive the title track “Wrong Crowd” instantly. Click here to watch the video for “Wrong Crowd.” The video for “Wrong Crowd,” shot in South Africa, was directed by George Belfield (Arthur Beatrice, Richard Hawley, Kwabs) and features a brief section of another unreleased track from the album entitled “Constellations.”
The album was co-produced by Tom Odell and Jim Abbiss, who has also produced records for artists including Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, and Adele.
WRONG CROWD is the follow-up album to Tom Odell’s 2013 million selling #1 UK debuting album Long Way Down, a campaign which saw Tom Odell accomplish many milestones: winning the Brits Critics’ Choice Award in 2013 at the age of 22 with his debut album, receiving the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2014, being nominated for two more Brit awards in 2014 for Best Male and Best Newcomer, and touring extensively across the world and opening for Billy Joel on several U.S. dates. Tom garnered over 200 million cumulative views on YouTube, and accumulated 8 Gold and 2 Platinum certifications around the world. His singles “Another Love” and “Real Love” both hit the UK Top 10, with the latter, a cover of a track by The Beatles – used for the UK John Lewis’ Christmas TV 2014 ad campaign.
Tom said of the new album, “I wanted the songs to sound big and dramatic; big strings and melodies emphasizing the songs further – rich in musicality and holding nothing back. 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.”
Tracklisting for WRONG CROWD:
- Wrong Crowd
- Still Getting Used to Being On My Own
- Here I Am
- She Don’t Belong To Me
- I Thought I Knew What Love Was
Tom will play a series of intimate concert venues across Europe throughout April and in the US in May, including a date at New York’s Mercury Lounge on May 4th and Los Angeles’ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on May 6th. Visit www.tomodell.com for tickets and more.
Upcoming tour dates:
April 20 – Islington Assembly Hall, London
April 21 – Les Etoiles Theatre, Paris
April 23 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
April 25 – Berlin, Germany – Frannz Club
April 26 – Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte
April 28 – The Tunnel, Milan
May 4 – Mercury Lounge, New York
May 6 – Masonic Hall, Los Angeles
Link to watch video for “Wrong Crowd”: http://smarturl.it/WrongCrowdVid
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM WRONG CROWD:
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/WrongCrowdAmz
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/WrongCrowdAlbumDL
Tom Odell Web Store – http://smarturl.it/D2CStoreHomepage