We always knew that Tom Odell
was special -- I mean, have you seen his latest video for "Here I Am"
? However, when we asked the singer-songwriter to curate an exclusive playlist for us, we discovered that in addition to writing relatable songs and playing piano like a king, he also has a fantastic taste in music. He grew up with Radiohead and Sinead O'Connor? Well now we understand where he gets those songwriting skills from. He also chose artists like Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, and Sharon Van Etten... Just to name a few. Check out the rest of his favorite songs at the moment on this exclusive Spotify playlist, along with a brief explanation from Tom Odell himself.
Dawes - "A little bit of Everything"
Dawes are one of my favourite bands. The songwriting is so rich, and this song totally breaks my heart.
Half Moon Run - "Need It"
Such a great band from Montreal, Canada. I could have picked any song from this album..
Elton John - "Tiny Dancer"
I love Elton. I love this song. It makes me think of Almost Famous.
Arctic Monkeys - "Cornerstone"
I love the lyric 'I kept my shortcuts to myself', this is such a beautiful song.
Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"
The other day I was walking through Melbourne International airport on my way to a show, and I was thinking who my favourite australian musician is, I think 'Ermmm oh I know, Tame Impala.' At that very moment, I look to my side and Kevin Parker from Tame Impala is walking next to me.
Bruce Springsteen - "Nebraska"
is my favourite Springsteen album, and this song is just perfect. It's got that kinda "Badlands" feel to it.
Radiohead - "Jigsaw Falling Into Place"
I grew up listening to this band. No words required.
Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 u"
I remember my sister listening to this song over and over again when I was kid, she was obsessed!! It's a beautiful song, and reminds me of those times. [Ed Note: This track isn't available on Spotify.]
Frank Ocean - "Super Rich Kids"
Love Channel Orange
and also love the new album. What an artist.
Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time The Sun Comes Up"
I happened to watch Sharon at a festival a few years ago and this song blew me away. I can relate.