De getalenteerde singer-songwriter Tom Odell deelt vandaag zijn nieuwe single Black Friday met bijbehorende videoclip. In het nieuwe nummer zorgen zijn onderscheidende stem en pianospel voor een emotionele explosie zoals alleen Odell dat kan.
Sinds zijn doorbraak met de gigantische hit Another Love heeft de Britse zanger een toegewijde achterban opgebouwd. Ook zijn nieuwe nummer Black Friday is al goed omarmd door zijn fanbase. Met behulp van de teasers die Odell de afgelopen tijd heeft verspreid, zijn er vele TikTok videos gemaakt. Deze berichten behaalden al ruim 65 miljoen views op het platform nog voordat de single werd uitgebracht.
Over Black Friday zegt Tom: “I wrote this song on my birthday last year, which happened to be the day before ‘Black Friday’. The song is inspired by my admiration and love for the people in my life, but also my proclivity to be unkind to myself. It’s a love song, I think, and I’m very proud of it, and I hope people like it.”
Hieronder het originele Engelstalige persbericht.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Odell enters a renewed artistic chapter with his emotional new
single, “Black Friday” out today on UROK. NPR noted early on Odell’s music has
moments of “unguarded, transcendent beauty,” which presciently describes this astonishing new
track. Accompanying the song is a striking new music video also released today, directed by Lucca
Odell co-wrote “Black Friday” with his frequent collaborators Cityfall and Max Clilverd and co-
produced the track with Cityfall. “Black Friday” begins as a starkly arranged confessional, with
haunting acoustic guitar and lilting strings, and slowly builds into a powerful, explosive crescendo.
The poignant lyrics paint a relatable picture of vulnerability as Tom sings, “it’s all in my head, it’s
all in my mind, I’m so selfish, you’re so kind…. I look in the mirror what is happening to me. I
want a better body. I want better skin. I want to be perfect like all your other friends.” The music
video for “Black Friday,” is the perfect companion piece to the song.
Speaking about “Black Friday” Tom explains “I wrote this song on my birthday last year, which
happened to be the day before ‘Black Friday.’ The song is inspired by my admiration and love for the people in my life, but also my proclivity to be unkind to myself. It’s a love song, I think, and I’m very proud of it, and I hope people like it.”
“Black Friday” is already making waves on TikTok, where it is resonating with new and old fans
alike. People were so inspired by what they heard on Tom’s own posts, they began creating their
own moving and emotionally potent content, which has generated over 65M views on the
platform to date – ahead of the single’s official release. The visceral connection audiences are
having with the song is palpable as evidenced in this video of Odell in concert. 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.
As Odell readies more new music to release in the coming months, he will embark on his biggest
North American tour yet this fall. The 18-city run will kick off on October 2nd and continue
throughout the month hitting major cities including Brooklyn, Washington DC, Philadelphia,
Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more (see complete itinerary below).
In August, Odell released a new illustrated music video for “Streets Of Heaven”.
He will be selling a special, limited-edition t-shirt at the fall shows to promote gun violence
prevention awareness and encourage fans to learn more about gun violence prevention by
Odell is a UK born and bred, award-wining singer/songwriter who has toured the world over
during his decade-long impressive career. His social reach of 8M across platforms continues to
grow. A winner of both the prestigious BRIT and Ivor Novello Awards, his five studio albums
include his latest and independently released Best Day Of My Life, which is his most streamed
album to date, adding to his 23M monthly listeners on Spotify and 3.2 BILLION career-streams.
North American Tour:
• OCT 02 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
• OCT 04 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
• OCT 06 – Washington D.C., DC – Howard Theatre
• OCT 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
• OCT 09 – Boston, MA – MA Big Night Live
• OCT 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
• 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