TOM ODELL ANNOUNCES ANTICIPATED NEW STUDIO ALBUM BLACK FRIDAY SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 26, 2024
NEW TRACK “SOMEBODY ELSE” OUT TODAY LISTEN HERE
WATCH THE STUNNING PERFORMANCE OF “BLACK FRIDAY” ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS HERE
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13 OCTOBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tom Odell has announced the release of his anticipated new studio album, Black Friday, coming January 26, 2024 on UROK/Universal Music Canada. Pre-order the album HERE. Tom has also shared the second new song from the upcoming record – “Somebody Else” – out today LISTEN HERE.
Winner of both the prestigious BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards, UK-born and bred Tom Odell has enjoyed a decade-long impressive career, with five immersive albums that have earned him 27 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 4 billion career-streams, and a social reach of 8 million across platforms. American Songwriter aptly raved Tom is, “someone who could understand the piano intimately and personally.”
The new album sees Tom Odell entering a rich new musical chapter in his notable journey as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Armed with a newfound sense of freedom and creative control, Black Friday is a hypnotic kaleidoscope of organically constructed songs, recorded simply with Tom in his studio, guitar in lap, singing and recording the songs in the same manner they were written, with pure authenticity. The delicate drums and bass, along with beautiful string arrangements round out the intimacy and longing that permeate throughout. Black Friday will be a welcome return for long-standing devotees, while also winning over new legions of fans. His fanbase continues to grow exponentially, via viral excitement while his biggest North American tour yet is currently in full swing (tour dates below).
Tom comments on the new album; “I recorded these songs between last winter and the spring of this year. I tried to leave them as ‘unproduced’ as possible with the hope that they would be the truest reflection of how I felt in that time. These songs mean a lot to me, and I can’t wait for you hear them.”
“Somebody Else” was written by Odell and co-produced by Odell and long-time collaborator Cityfall. The track opens with a delicate piano tease, followed by an understated arrangement of emotive vocals and sparse acoustic guitar. Tom’s graceful piano subtly elevates the poignant lyrics – “Blow a kiss. I am happy that you exist. Feel that light-headed feeling that I've missed…I wonder where you are you're probably waking up in somebody else's arms.”
His latest single – the title track of the new album “Black Friday,” was one of the highest new entries of late in the UK chart, propelling Tom into the top 100 most streamed artists in the world, with 2 million streams in its first day alone, and 20 million streams to date. A haunting and undeniably relatable ballad, “Black Friday” is resonating in a major way, generating fan content on TikTok and 150 million views on the platform. The visceral connection audiences are having with the song is palpable as evidenced in this video of Odell performing the song in concert before its release. Tom gave a raw performance of the song on Late Night With Seth Meyers this week – his return visit to the show where he has performed multiple times. Watch it HERE.
His track "Another Love,” also struck viral gold in 2022, resulting in over 4M creates on TikTok, over two billion streams, and placement on the U.S. Hot AC Chart and Top 10 on the UK’s Official Chart. The song also became an anthem in protest videos against the war in Ukraine.
North American Tour:
- OCT 13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
- OCT 14 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
- OCT 15 - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley
- OCT 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
- OCT 18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
- OCT 20 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
- OCT 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth Room
- OCT 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
- OCT 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
- OCT 26 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater Tom Odell
- OCT 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
- OCT 29 - Vancouver, BC, CA - Orpheum Theatre
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