Tom Odell Wrong Crowd on LP
Tom Odell's sophomore album Wrong Crowd was co-produced with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and serves as the follow-up to his 2013 million selling #1 UK debut Long Way Down, a campaign which saw the English singer/songwriter accomplish many milestones: winning the Brits Critics' Choice Award in 2013 at the age of 22, receiving the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2014, being nominated for two more Brit awards in 2014, and touring extensively across the world including an opening slot for Billy Joel on several U.S. dates.
Odell garnered over 200 million cumulative views on YouTube, and accumulated eight Gold and two 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."