Tom Odell has unveiled a video for his forthcoming single ‘Hold Me’ - watch it above. The track is due for release two weeks before Odell’s debut album ‘Long Way Down’ which lands on 15th April via In The Name Of / Columbia Records.
“I hope the album feels human and real and that there are some flaws – because the flaws help make it what it is,’ says Odell. ‘Really, I’d love to live in a time when music felt uncontrived and imperfect and gave people a real sense of elevation. When it’s sad I want it to be REALLY sad. When it’s happy I want it to feel euphoric… I suppose I want the record to express the heightened feelings and emotions we all get in our lives.’
The full tracklisting is as follows: ‘Hold Me’; ‘Another Love’; ‘Grow Old With Me’; ‘I Know’; ‘Sense’; ‘Can’t Pretend’; ‘Supposed To Be’; ‘Till I Lost’; ‘Long Way Down’; ‘Sirens’.
The album will come shortly after Odell’s first ever headline tour, which kicks off at the HMV Institute in Birmingham on 1st March. He’ll be on the road for two weeks in total, with a couple of extra London dates planned for May.
Here are the details:
01 HMV Institute, Birmingham
02 The Cockpit Leeds
03 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
05 Night & Day Café, Manchester
06 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
08 Thekla, Bristol
10 The Haunt, Brighton
11 The Brook, Southampton
12 Dingwalls, London
23 Electric Ballroom, London
28 Electric Ballroom, London
Earlier this year, Tom Odell was announced as the first male recipient of the Brits Critics’ Choice Award, winning out over AlunaGeorge and Laura Mvula. He joins previous winners Emeli Sandé (2012), Jessie J (2011), Ellie Goulding (2010), Florence And The Machine (2009) and Adele (2008).