I’m afraid I’m a bit late to jump on the bandwagon with this one, as music enthusiasts have been raving about Tom Odell for a while now. And for good reason!
The singer-songwriter – who has just been revealed as the 2013 winner of the Brit’s Critic’s Choice award – has a clear, powerful voice. Mixed with a haunting piano part and ghostly background vocals in Can’t Pretend, this has the effect of creating a very atmospheric, dark-folk kind of song.
In a similar vein are the other three songs on Odell’s Songs From Another Love EP – the lead single from which, Another Love, is arguably even stronger than Can’t Pretend.
Having also been named as one of the artists on the BBC Sound of 2013 longlist, Odell is tipped for big things next year!