TOM ODELL SHARES NUMB REMIX FEATURING ZAIA
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Toronto, ON – April 23, 2021 – Brit and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter, plus platinum-selling, chart-topping artist, Tom Odell, releases a remix of numb featuring ZAIA on Columbia Records today. Listen here.
Tom has also announced a short run of live dates at The Jazz Cafe on June 20, 21, and 22. Tickets here.
After a dark period of mental health stalked most of his 2018 and 19, Odell wrote his way through it, eventually letting down his guard and pouring his feelings into new music that will form his fourth album, monsters, (due to be released June 25). The first single from the new album was numb, (premiered as Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record’), with Tom’s vocals layered with wheezing electronics and layers of clipped beats cloaking the song in a sticky sadness. Now numb gets a remix which features contributions from US artist, ZAIA. Listen here.
ZAIA, declared “Atlanta’s latest lightning bolt of talent” by COMPLEX offers the following about his additions to the track, that lyrically he was speaking about “an exhaustion from love being the driving force. I was speaking from a point of being fed up and tired of love.”
Tom 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. He has since enjoyed over 2.6 billion streams, three UK top 5 albums including two UK top 10 singles, a 2013 Brit Award for Critic's Choice and being awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for Songwriter of the Year. Now, 30, it's clear to Odell that the whirlwind around his debut kickstarted a work ethic that eventually became an obsession It reached an apex in September 2019 when Odell, fresh off touring Jubilee Road, went straight to LA to start writing the next album. “Then this chronic anxiety that I'd had for a couple of years just got worse” Odell woke up one morning “and I couldn't do anymore music.” He knew something had to change. In the end he flew back home, went straight to his parent's house and slowly got better.
Slowly but surely, Odell alchemised that experience into a new album (monster to release June 25). He also realized his broader lyrical horizons needed to be matched by a musical expansion, with a lot of the songs on the album – created alongside songwriter, Laurie Blundell, and producer, Miles James – leaning into a more electronic, bedroom pop sound that Odell has steadily become obsessed with over the last few years. This 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. And while his new music is at times heavy, there's a lightness of touch that means Odell is able to pull off pop's greatest trick; hiding sadness in the melodies. In this strangest of times this new music represents the start of chapter two in Odell's ongoing musical journey.
As a testament to his enduring popularity, Tom Odell was invited to perform on BBC1 Graham Norton TV show (watch here)...whilst more recently he appeared on the James Corden Late Late Show (watch here) with another intimate performance. At the same time Odell’s fan base continues to grow exponentially with his new sound and direction. He has gained over 2 million new monthly listeners since the start of the year, with two thirds of his audience under 25. Despite joining TikTok relatively recently, his heavily engaged videos have been viewed over 15 million times.
In addition to the recently announced Jazz Cafe dates, Tom Odell also has live dates on sale for his UK 2022 “the monsters tour.” Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.axs.com. *Fans pre-ordering the album (vinyl, cd, cassette and more) on Tom’s official website will guarantee first access to tickets.
Tom Odell - The monsters Tour 2022
February 15 - Belfast Ulster Hall
February 16 - Dublin Olympia Theatre
February 18 - Southampton O2 Guildhall
February 19 - Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
February 20 - Manchester O2 Apollo
February 22 - Oxford O2 Academy
February 24 - London O2 Academy Brixton
February 26 - Liverpool O2 Academy
February 27 - Cardiff The Great Hall
March 1 - Leeds O2 Academy
March 2 - Newcastle O2 City Hall
March 4 - Glasgow 4 O2 Academy Glasgow
March 5 - Nottingham Rock City
March 6 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
March 8 - Birmingham O2 Academy