"I wouldn't mind being the male Adele," Tom Odell told the Daily Mail during an interview back in February. And if the 22-year-old from Chichester has anything to say about it, he's well on his way to becoming the dominant Brit male to the other dominant Brit female.
About Tom Odell
Odell, who recently collected his first Brit Award, did so on the strength of soaring piano songs (another Adele specialty). These kind of tracks anchor his debut album, "Long Way Down," which bowed on June 24, 2013 and climbed to the top spot on the UK Official Chart, spawning the singles "Can't Pretend," "Hold Me" and "Another Love."
While Odell's star has continued to rise, it does so in part because of mixed to negative reviews from critics. NME (New Musical Express), a UK weekly pop/rock publication, gave "Long Way Down" 0 out of 10 stars, prompting Odell's father to complain to the magazine. While many believe the review was nothing more than a publicity stunt, it has undoubtedly helped push Odell just a little bit closer to the cusp of super-stardom .
Not bad for a guy who grew up studying classical piano, played a hoard of open mic nights and was ultimately discovered by the label head Lily Allen. His extended play, "Songs from another Love," rolled out in the fall of 2012, and Odell was announced as one of the fifteen nominees for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll.
Odell performed his first new song since the release of "Long Way Down," entitled "Alex" on February 7, 2014 at Plymouth Pavilions. However, he recently stated he no longer has a name for the tune.
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