TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘EVERING ROAD’
DUE MARCH 5TH VIA INSANITY RECORDS
Tom Grennan has released the official music video for ‘Little Bit Of Love’, the confessional and euphoric new single taken from his anticipated second album, ‘Evering Road’, due for release March 5th 2021 via Insanity Records.
Following the narrative of an epic parable, the video is a comment on toxic masculinity and unconditional love. Rather than interpret the lyrics romantically, director Keane Shaw tells the ‘Little Bit Of Love’ story via the semi-autobiographical thread of Tom’s real relationship with his little brother, played by rising star Luke Kelly.
Speaking about the video, Tom said: “This video is a representation of toxic masculinity and unconditional love, told via a story of two brothers. It was amazing to bring my song to life with one of my closest and long-time friends Keane Shaw, not only a close friend but someone who’s artistic vision I admire immensely.”
Director Keane Shaw adds: “With the video for Little Bit Of Love, I wanted to avoid the classic ‘girl meets boy’ narrative. Instead of looking at the lyrics from a romantical perspective, I chose to look at them from somebody asking to be loved, supported, cared for, in particular a male.
Being a very close friend of Tom’s, often we’ve discussed the issue of toxic masculinity. Being brought up in working class areas where traits of this nature live strong, at some point in our lives we’ve both witnessed the phrase, “boys will boys” playing out.
We wanted to work this narrative into the film by using a semi-autobiographical thread of Tom’s real relationship with his little brother. Played by the amazing Luke Kelly, a young child who’s only worry in life is to learn how to swim. We also see a tender side to Tom’s character, being the sole carer for both him and his brother, bowing down to both financial, and peer pressures, as a darker path emerges.”
‘Little Bit Of Love’ is a confessional and dynamic pop ballad, described as “a song that almost yanks your arms aloft, Grennan’s return could be his first No.1.” by The Guardian. The track is set to feature on Tom’s forthcoming album ‘Evering Road’. Named after the East London address Tom shared with his then-girlfriend, it’s a hub of love, heartbreak and redemption. A bold and exciting new chapter shot through with raw emotion and searing honesty.
Packed with defiant songs to define the new decade and torch listeners’ hearts along the way, ‘Evering Road’ also includes new anthem for hope and optimism, ‘Something Better’, soaring first single ‘This Is The Place’, the soulful ‘Oh Please’ and gospel-tinged ‘Amen’. The album 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. And hopefully it can be a lifeboat of sorts for at least one other 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 vital 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 challenges and setbacks that have swept the world in 2020, Tom’s boundless enthusiasm for performance and connection has prevailed. Following the announcement of ‘Evering Road’, Tom performed a virtual headline Brixton Academy show, live-streamed in 360°. Having previously sold-out the iconic venue upon release of his breakthrough debut ‘Lighting Matches’, the show marked a welcome return, with Tom’s performance described as “authentic Brixton magic. Boy, has he got some lungs” by The Telegraph. 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 also headlined Newcastle’s Virgin Money Unity Arena – a landmark show at the UK’s first ever socially distanced venue.
EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS APRIL 2021
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
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.