Tom Grennan has shared the official music video for his powerful, gospel-inspired new single ‘Amen’. Taken from his highly anticipated second album ‘Evering Road’, due for release March 5th 2021 via Insanity Records.
Directed by KC Locke (Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Aitch), the cinematic visual immortalises ‘Amen’s’ soul-searching lament, and sees Tom grappling with his own emotions in a fight for redemption.
Following the announcement of ‘Evering Road’, Tom performed brand new material at a virtual gig live-streamed in 360° via the MelodyVR app at London’s Brixton Academy. Having previously sold-out the iconic venue upon release of his breakthrough debut album ‘Lighting Matches’, the show marked a welcome return for Tom, praised by The Telegraph as “authentic Brixton magic” and compared to “early Tom Waits: the same tender caress of the piano, the same barfly world-weariness […] it was shiversome. Boy, has he got some lungs.”
‘Evering Road’ is a bold and exciting new chapter for Tom Grennan, blasting back with a sophomore album shot through with raw emotion and searing honesty. Named after the East London address Tom shared with his then-girlfriend, it’s a hub of love, heartbreak and redemption. Set to include soaring first single ‘This Is The Place’, the soulful, introspective ‘Oh Please’ and the gospel-tinged ‘Amen’.
Packed with defiant songs to define the new decade and torch listeners’ hearts along the way, ‘Evering Road’ also serves a deeply reflective and personal body of work. A reformative and empowering experience that Tom hopes will go on to help others who have endured similar emotional hardships:
“This album has been such a therapeutic experience, it has helped me through one of the toughest times of my life. Evering Road documents a transitional stage for me, where I felt I’ve learnt so much and grown into a new man, moving myself into a new calm and positive space. Gospel and soul have been a huge influence on me during this album, for me it’s so emotional yet uplifting, and I wanted to translate this DNA through my music. I’m just BUZZING for people to hear it, so hopefully it can be a lifeboat of sorts for at least one person.”
‘Evering Road’ was produced by Dan Grech (Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey), Eg White (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith), Mark Ralph (Hot Chip, Plan B), Charlie Hugall (Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran), Lostboy (Anne Marie) and Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse). Dan Grech also mixed ‘Lighting Matches’, Tom’s breakthrough album that cemented him as one of the UK’s most fascinating and exciting new artists, and one of the Top Ten best-selling debuts of 2018. A UK Top Five record, ‘Lighting Matches’ has amassed over a quarter of a billion streams, seen sold out shows at The Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy and won over thousands of fans at festivals including Reading And Leeds, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Latitude and a host of other events.
Despite the unique changes and setbacks that have swept the world over 2020, Tom’s boundless enthusiasm for performance and connection has prevailed. As well as featuring on ‘Summer In The City’, the lead track from Fraser T Smith’s new album, and performing an exclusive live-streamed gig at The Holy Trinity Morgan Church in London, Tom recently took to Newcastle’s Virgin Money Unity Arena for a landmark show at the UK’s first ever socially distanced venue.
This coming April 2021 will see Tom embark upon a European headline tour across the following dates, with UK shows soon to be announced.
6th – Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen, Denmark
7th – Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm, Sweden
8th – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
10th – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
12th – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
13th – Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
15th – TRIX, Antwerp, Belgium
16th – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
17th – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
18th – Klub Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
20th – Rock Cafe, Prague, Czech Republic
22nd – Flex, Vienna, Austria
23rd – Backstage, Munich, Germany
24th – Magnolia, Milan, Italy
25th – Plaza Club, Zurich, Switzerland
27th – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
28th – Rotondes, Luxembourg
Connect with Tom Grennan:
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.