Tom Odell (@tompeterodell) is a multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, producer, and a BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winner. Not too long ago, he shared his highly anticipated new album, “Black Friday,” via UROK. Alongside the album, Tom also shared the official music video for the stunning new song, “Loving You Will Be The Death Of Me.”
Tom Odell – “Loving You Will Be The Death Of Me” music video
Tom Odell also announced “Black Friday (Deluxe),” a brand-new edition of the album that will feature four extra tracks, including Tom’s striking version of the title track recorded for Mahogany Session, a beautiful demo version of “The End Of The Summer” and more. “Black Friday (Deluxe)” will be available via digital download only until 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 1st.
Tom Odell – “Black Friday” (Official Music Video)
“Black Friday” brings Tom Odell’s exquisitely candid lyricism to a lived-in meditation of the infinite complexity of love and relationships. It features previously released singles including the ever-growing hit title track, “Black Friday,” which has already accumulated over 80 million streams and counting and continues to see phenomenal success on TikTok with fan content generating over 1 billion interactions on the platform. Additional highlights include the subtly intense “The End,” “Somebody Else,” “Answer Phone,” and more.
Tom Odell – “Black Friday” album
In a departure from the piano-driven minimalism of “Best Day Of My Life” (his 2022 UK Top 10 and Ivor Novello nominated LP), “Black Friday” presents a selection of songs written and extemporaneously performed on a nearly-100-year-old guitar in Tom’s East London studio where the act of creating such an immersive body of work involved balancing his bracing honesty with a certain element of poetic freedom.
The stunning eloquence and potent emotionality of his songwriting shine. Discussing his songwriting approach, Tom says, “Over the last few years, I’ve focused on removing a lot of the filters from the creative process and making it a mantra to be as real as possible in my lyrics. It feels so much more inspiring and stimulating to say something that might make me slightly uncomfortable, to the point where there’s a degree of almost voyeuristic transparency in what I’m revealing.”
He continues, “I wanted to open myself up and bring a real degree of vulnerability to these songs, but by no means was there an attempt to create a sort of musical diary entry. The idea of making something purely autobiographical seems quite boring to me; I need there to be much more creativity and imagination involved. At the same time, I ended up exploring how I felt about things that I’d never really thought about before, and discovering things about myself that I might not have learned otherwise. It was a very exhausting and intense process, but ultimately, I feel like that’s the best place for me to be as an artist. Instead of putting out the same ideas, I want to always take risks and try to say something new.”
Download Tom Odell’s “Black Friday” album
To celebrate the release of Black Friday with fans, Tom has also announced an exclusive free live show at Earth, Hackney in London, on Tuesday, January 30th. Fans can sign up for a chance to attend and get more information at tomodell.com.
Tom Odell – “Black Friday” | Mahogany Session
Garnering acclaim for his fervent live performances, audiences can see Tom performing “Black Friday” in a variety of places including his stunning Mahogany Session, The Graham Norton Show, and Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Tom Odell – “Black Friday” (Live on The Graham Norton Show)
Tom Odell has released five studio albums that have earned him over 28 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 4 billion career streams, and a social media reach of 8 million across all platforms. In 2022 his previously released track, “Another Love” racked up over two billion streams and landed in the Top 40 most streamed songs of all time on Spotify.
Tom Odell: “Black Friday” | Late Night with Seth Meyers
Following an extensive North American tour in the fall of 2023, Tom will embark on his biggest UK & European tour to date in March 2024. Incredible demand upon the shows being announced resulted in venue upgrades and dates added wherever his schedule would allow, with many selling out months in advance. Tom also recently announced the biggest headline show of his career, taking place at Alexandra Palace Park this summer. Tickets are on sale now.
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