If you’re looking for a new indie crush come 2013, look no further than 22-year-old music graduate Tom Odell. Tipped by DJs and critics everywhere for big things in the coming year, he’s already gained a lot of airplay on Radio 1 and other national and regional stations. Promising things from the Chichester singer-songwriter are scheduled, so be sure to keep an ear out!
The former Brighton Institute of Music student has arrived on the scene at just the right time, as acoustic folk acts such as Of Monsters and Men and Ben Howard are coming to the forefront. His EP Songs From Another Love was released in October and has already received rave reviews. A full-length album is due to be released in June and the single Another Love is currently being used to advertise the BBC’s New Year schedule.
Influenced by Elton John, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen amongst others, Tom has also managed to get himself a tour of the US and Canada, which kicks off in January. Tom has also been announced as the winner of the Brits Critics’ Choice Award and has been nominated as BBC Sound of 2013. The video for Another Love is below.
With so much excitement and hype surrounding Tom right now, he’s definitely the one to watch in the coming year.