Tom Odell will release his new album Wrong Crowd on 10th June 2016 via Columbia Records.
Wrong Crowd is the follow-up to 2013’s Long Way Down, which earned Odell an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. The album features 11 new songs and there will be a deluxe edition with an additional four bonus tracks.
Fans who pre-order the album will get the title track as an instant download. Wrong Crowd was produced by Jim Abbiss, who has also produced records for Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Adele.
The video for Wrong Crowd, the album’s title track, was shot in South Africa and directed by George Belfield. It features a brief section of another unreleased track from the album Constellations.
Tom said of the new album, “I wanted the songs to sound big and dramatic; big strings and melodies emphasizing the songs further – rich in musicality and holding nothing back. The album follows a narrative of a man held at ransom by his childhood, yearning for it, yearning for nature- a desire for innocence in this perverse world in which he now lives. It’s a fictional story but the emotions and feelings are obviously ones I have felt – though the stories are elaborated and exaggerated. I wanted to create a world with a heightened sense of reality.”
The track listing for Wrong Crowd is:
1. Wrong Crowd
6. Still Getting Used to Being On My Own
10. Here I Am
The deluxe version of the album features a further four tracks:
12. She Don’t Belong To Me
15. I Thought I Knew What Love Was
Tom will play a series of intimate live shows across Europe throughout April and two US dates in May. Tickets for these shows will be allocated via a ticket lottery. To enter, please visit dice.fm/tom-odell. Details of the live shows below.
Wednesday 20th April – Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday 21st April – La Boule Noire, Paris
Saturday 23rd April – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
Monday 25th April – Frannz Club, Berlin
Tuesday 26th April – Mascotte, Zurich
Thursday 28th April – The Tunnel, Milan
Wednesday 4th May – Mercury Lounge, New York
Friday 6th May – Masonic Hall, Los Angeles
Watch the video for Wrong Crowd and see the album artwork below: