Tom Odell, Brit and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter, is coming to Belfast's Ulster Hall on 15 February 2022.
Tom recently released his new single ‘monster v.1. and his fourth album, 'monsters' is due to be released in June! With the sky-scraping chorus (“you're just a monster and I'm not scared”) morphed into something more abstract; a self-help mantra for Odell's ongoing battle with anxiety.
“In 2019, my anxiety got so bad that I had to stop making music for a while. there was a period when it felt like I couldn’t leave the house without having a panic attack. I wrote this song, monster, about trying to overcome my struggles with those mental health problems... I am super proud of it and hope it resonates with people who are dealing with similar struggles."
Odell has been working as a musician in the public eye since he was 21 when self-penned debut album ‘Long Way Down’ earned him a number 1 album, a top 10 single and a Brit Award.
From touring ‘Jubilee Road’ to going straight to LA to start writing the next album, life was busy for Odell.
When his chronic anxiety that he had been experiencing for a couple of years got worse, Odell returned home to his parent's house to get better, he then alchemised that experience into a new album.
Tom's new found love of DIY electronic pop chimed with the pandemic's arrival and songs were crafted in a more threadbare way around instruments he had at hand, like Moog synths. It was a move underpinned by both necessity and a desire to explore.